A terpenoid plant hormone that inhibits seed germination; once thought to be important in abscission.
Abscisic acid, also known as abscisin II and dormin, is a plant hormone. ABA functions in many plant developmental processes, including bud dormancy. It is degraded by the enzyme-abscisic acid 8'-hydroxylase.
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Abscission-accelerating plant growth substance isolated from young cotton fruit, leaves of sycamore, birch, and other plants, and from potatoes, lemons, avocados, and other fruits.
The numerical value of abscisic acid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of abscisic acid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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