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  1. [biochemistry] A terpenoid plant hormone that inhibits seed germination; once thought to be important in abscission.


Abscisic acid, also known as abscisin II and dormin, is a plant hormone. ABA functions in many plant developmental processes, including bud dormancy. It is degraded by the enzyme-abscisic acid 8'-hydroxylase into phaseic acid.

  • also known as 脱落酸

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Google previewObjective Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Forestry (2008)

by Vijay K. Khanna

Abscisic acid is a cytokinin 83. Spraying with fungicide or pesticide can be carried out during acclimatization 84. The advantage of filter sterilization is that thermolabile substances can pass through the filter unchanged 85. Virus particles ...

Google previewPlant Hormone Signaling Systems in Plant Innate Immunity (2014)

by P. Vidhyasekaran

Abstract Abscisic acid is a plant hormone involved in immune signal transduction system, and it positively or negatively regulates the plant immune system. On the perception of pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) signals, ABA ...

Google previewIntracellular Calcium (2014)

by Anthony K. Campbell

Abscisic acid is a plant hormone that regulates growth and stomatal closure, particularly under environmental stress, but it also can regulate seed maturation and dormancy. Abscisic acid was originally named as the hormone which provoked ...

Google previewLegumes under Environmental Stress (2014)

Yield, Improvement and Adaptations by Parvaiz Ahmad

Abscisic acid is a negative regulator of nodulation, as was first described by Phillips (1971) in Pisum sativum. In fact, Cho and Harper (1993) demonstrated that ABA application to roots reduced nodule number and isoflavonoid levels in the ...

Google preview10 in One Study Package for CBSE Science Class 10 with 3 Sample Papers & 16 Chapter Tests ebook (2017)

by Disha Experts

Abscisic acid is a growth inhibitor hormone 13. (b) which reverses growth ...

Google previewRÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products, 1st Edition, 2000 (2014)

by Burkhard Fugmann, Susanne Lang-Fugmann, Wolfgang Steglich

Pleurotetlic acid, Proazulenes, PR toxin, Quadrone, Ricciocarpins, Tansy, Taurin, Winteren C15H20O4=Abscisic acid, Alhiacol(ide), Helicobasidin, Hirsutic acid, Hymenoxon(e), Itludanes, Pentalenolactones, Ricciocarpins, Tric(h)othecenes ...

Google previewDictionary of plant sciences (including horticulture) (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Abscisic acid, Benzoic acid, Salicylic Acid , Gallic acid, Cinnamic acid, Caffeic acid, P-coumaric acid, Ferulic acid, ...

Google previewThe Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Biology (2007)

by John Owen Edward Clark, William Hemsley

acetylsalicylic acid abscisic acid Growth-inhibiting plant hormone that causes leaves to be shed (abscission). abscission The shedding of a leaf, fruit or other part of a plant, caused by the formation of a layer of cork cells (abscission layer) at ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Abscisic acid, also known as abscisin II and dormin, is a plant hormone. ABA functions in many plant developmental processes, including bud dormancy. It is degraded by the enzyme (+)abscisic acid 8'hydroxylase into phaseic acid.

Google previewDictionary Of Botany

by Anil Kumar Mishra

Abscisic Acid (ABA) – A planthormone, that functions chiefly as an ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Temperate Tree Fruit (2003)

by Suman Singha, Tara Baugher

Modern hormonal theory recognizes that auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, abscisic acid, and ethylene are endogenous hormones that work alone, and in concert, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine

abscisic acid The ABO blood group system abscisic acid (ABA) A naturally occurring *plant hormone that appears to be involved primarily in seed maturation, stress responses, and in regulating closure of leaf pores (stomata). In seeds, it ...

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