Water Relations and Plant Growth Regulators

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


In the 50 years since the identification of auxins there have been many suggestions that the various plant growth regulators may play an important role in modulating the water relations of plants. Interest in this subject has ebbed and flowed and after a decade where many groups have sought a central role for abscisic acid (ABA) as a ‘stress hormone’. It is perhaps only now becoming clear that several endogenous regulators can interact with a range of environmental variables to modify the plant water balance.


Abscisic Acid Guard Cell Stomatal Opening Stomatal Aperture Experimental Botany 
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