morphactin

morphactin

(mɔːˈfæktɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a synthetic compound containing fluorine that controls plant growth and development

mor•phac•tin

(mɔrˈfæk tɪn)

n.
any of various compounds derived from fluorine and carboxylic acid that regulate the growth and development of plants.
[1965–70; morph- + act (ive) or act (ivate) + -in1]
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Morphactin and 2iP markedly enhance accumulation of stilbenes in cell cultures of Cayratia trifolia (L.
The first treatment used a commercially available growth retardant called morphactin, which arrests shoot growth.
Experiments with morphactin or `mango flowering treatment' (MFT) on 12 properties in the Darwin/Katherine region, increased yields by 150%, on average.