gibberellic acid

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gib·ber·el·lic acid

A plant hormone, C19H22O6, that promotes processes such as seed germination, flowering, and stem elongation. It is also present in certain fungi.

[From gibberellin.]

gibberellic acid

(Botany) a slightly soluble crystalline plant hormone first isolated from the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi: a gibberellin. Formula: C19H22O6
[C20: from New Latin Gibberella, literally: a little hump, from Latin gibber hump + -ic]

gib′ber•el′lic ac′id

(ˈdʒɪb əˈrɛl ɪk, ˌdʒɪb-)
a gibberellin, C19H22O6, produced as a metabolite by the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi, used as a stimulator of plant growth.
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Noun1.gibberellic acid - a crystalline acid associated with gibberellin
gibberellin - a plant hormone isolated from a fungus; used in promoting plant growth
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Effect of gibberellic acid and cycocel on growth, yield and protein content of pea.
For endogenous levels of gibberellic acid (GA3), indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and zeatin, the extraction and purification procedures adapted were as described by Kettner and Doerffling (1995) and Pan et al.
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The results showed that the fruit diameter and length, single fruit weight, endogenous hormone levels, and CsEXP 10 gene expression levels were all higher in pollinated fruits than in unpollinated ovaries, and CsEXP 10 gene expression levels were positively correlated with indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), but negatively correlated with gibberellic acid (GA3) and abscisic acid (ABA).
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Effect of seed soaking in gibberellic acid on germination: Lots of 100 freshlycollected and stored seeds were soaked for 24 h at room temperature in a gibberellic acid (Sigma- Aldrich, UK) solution ([GA.
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