indoleacetic acid


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indoleacetic acid

[¦in‚dōl·ə¦sēd·ik ′as·əd]
(biochemistry)
C10H9O2N A decomposition product of tryptophan produced by bacteria and occurring in urine and feces; used as a hormone to promote plant growth. Abbreviated IAA.
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Effectiveness of indoleacetic acid, indolebutyric acid and naphthaleneacetic acid during adventitious root formation in vitro in Malus 'Jork 9'.
Indoleacetic acid (IAA) is the most commonly occurring natural auxin (Figure 4-1).
Associated with indoleacetic acid (IAA) in plant cells is an enzymatic pathway capable of oxidizing IAA to various oxidation products.