indoleacetic acid

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A plant hormone, C10H9NO2, that stimulates growth. It is the principal naturally occurring auxin.

indoleacetic acid

(ˌɪndəʊləˈsiːtɪk; -ˈsɛtɪk)
(Biology) an auxin that causes elongation of the cells of plant stems. Formula: C10H9NO2. Abbreviation: IAA

in′dole•a•ce′tic ac′id

(ˈɪn doʊl əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, ˌɪn-)
a plant hormone, C10H9NO2, that promotes growth and root formation.
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Noun1.indoleacetic acid - a plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots
auxin - a plant hormone that promotes root formation and bud growth
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Alleviation of salt stress-induced adverse effects on maize plants by exogenous application of indoleacetic acid (IAA) and inorganic nutrients - a field trial.
Among these solutes, we focused on five solutes which were IS, p-cresyl sulfate, phenyl sulfate, hippuric acid, and indoleacetic acid. The selection criteria for these solutes were both their high serum concentration in hemodialysis patients and their effect on viable cell number of porcine renal tubular cells (unpublished observation).
Gas chromatographymass spectrometry analysis of indoleacetic acid and tryptophan following aqueous chloroformate derivatisation of Rhizobium exudates.
PSB16 (Bacillus sp.) isolated form aerobic rice rhizosphere [13], which was tested to produce indoleacetic acid, P solubilization, organic acids, and siderophore production in in vitro condition.
The Zn is also required for the synthesis of tryptophan, a precursor for the synthesis of indoleacetic acid which is involve in the process of fruit growth and development (Swietlik, 1999).