Cell Enlargement

Plants produce gibberellic acid, a hormone that encourages cells to size and elongate. Gibberellic acid occurs inside the cell and increases the sink of the cell to attract photosynthate (food, sugar) movement into the cell for energy and cell-building material to produce cell expansion (enlargement).

The transport of the auxin plant hormone initiates the synthesis of gibberellic acid to size cells, produce longer internode growth or stem elongation ─ all favorable for increased leaf and shoot mass, but not for plants grown for fruit, seed and storage tissues parts. Gibberellic acid is normally stored in a plant’s nodes where it increases cell sizing and the reproductive viability of the buds that occur at the nodes.



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