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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 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 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 previewPlant Growth and Development (2002)

Hormones and Environment by Lalit M. Srivastava

is called abScisic acid or simply ABA. ABA is a weak acid and, at neutral pH in solution, occurs in a dissociated state; at acidic pH, it occurs in the protonated form. The protonated form diffuses freely across membranes, but the anionic form ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biology (2009)

by Don Rittner, Timothy Lee McCabe

abscisic acid (ABA) A plant hormone (C15H20O4) and weak acid that generally acts to inhibit growth, induces dormancy, and helps ...

Google previewThe Fertilizer Encyclopedia (2009)

by Vasant Gowariker, V. N. Krishnamurthy, Sudha Gowariker, Manik Dhanorkar, Kalyani Paranjape

AAS Abscisic acid AAS AAS is short for atomic absorption spectrometer. Abherent Any substance that prevents adhesion of a material to itself or ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Brewing (2013)

Abscisic acid is a plant hormone with the structure indicated in the following figure. C—CH-C-CH-C-CH-OH OH O It exerts global effects on plants; for Abrasion Abscisic acid.

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 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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

abscisic acid (abscisin ll, dormin) A terpenoid (see TERPENE) compound that is one of the five major *plant hormones.

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