Hormonal Regulation of Leaf Growth and Senescence in Relation to Stomatal Movements

Part of the Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology book series (AABI, volume 21)


Increase of leaf growth and delay of leaf senescence are very important problems in plant physiology because plant productivity depends to a high degree on the leaf area and leaf longevity. Although regulation of leaf growth has long attracted scientists, the mechanism of this process is not well understood even at present. There are many more data and ideas now in the field of leaf senescence regulation (also see review by B. Sabater in Volume I of this series). This field of investigation was strongly influenced by the progress made in studies on hormone and light actions in plants. In the present paper, I will deal in particular with the hormonal regulation of growth and senescence of leaves.


Leaf Disc Gibberellic Acid Guard Cell Leaf Senescence Leaf Growth 
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