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Meaning of auxina

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Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez


It is the name of the hormone that regulates the growth of plants. There is actually a group of them.


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Felipe Lorenzo del Río

The Greek verb auxo, increase, grow, Latin augeo. Phytohormone, plant hormone that creates and regulates the growth of stems, root, flowers and fruits. They are also present in bacteria, fungi and algae. In my country it is customary to embed a seed of barley in the cuttings of geranium that wanted to be transplanted. Most of the people still does but doesn't know why.


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