What Do Gibberellic Acids Do in Plants?

What Do Gibberellic Acids Do in Plants?

Happy spring everyone! In the springtime, the Earth is waking up and the plants begin to grow. Through the winter cold period, the seeds remain dormant. Breaking of the seed dormancy to germination is a complex process, controlled by both environmental factors (water, oxygen, temperature and light) and regulating hormones.

Gibberellic acids (also called gibberellin), are natural plant hormones, which play an important role in controlling and promoting germination of seeds. Gibberellic acids stimulate the production of amylase enzyme, which breaks down starch to glucose. The glucose is transported to embryo to produce energy for growth.

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