Have you ever noticed that when you go to purchase bananas from the grocery store, they are always perfectly ripe and ready for consumption? That’s because of a little known plant hormone known as Ethylene.
Ethylene is just one example of how plant hormones play a crucial role in plant life. Auxins and Gibberellins are two common plant hormones when it comes to growth and orientation, positively affecting cellular growth and differentiation. Other naturally occuring plant hormones include: abscisic acid and cytokinins – which direct germination and fruiting when environmental conditions are right.
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