Plant growth substance (phytohormone) involved in promotion of stem elongation, mobilisation of food reserves in seeds and other processes. Its absence results in the dwarfism of some plant varieties. Chemically all known gibberellins are gibberellic acids.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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