Historical Aspects and Fundamental Terms and Concepts

  • Richard N. Arteca
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Abstract

In the early 1900s F. W. Went made the profound statement “Ohne Wuchstoff, kein Wachstum”, translated, “without growth substances, no growth.” It is now generally accepted that plant growth substances have an important regulatory role throughout the plant kingdom. Since the pioneering work of Went, research in the area of plant growth substances has made considerable strides. At the present time plant growth substances are used in agriculture for purposes such as delaying or promoting ripening, induction of rooting, promotion of abscission, control of fruit development, weed control, size control and many other responses. Although they are currently used in agriculture, there are many questions which remain to be answered in order to maximize the true potential of plant growth substances.

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Salicylic Acid Abscisic Acid Gibberellic Acid Jasmonic Acid Plant Kingdom 
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  • Richard N. Arteca
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  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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