growth substance

Any organic substance, other than a nutrient, that is synthesized by plants and regulates growth and development. They are usually made in a particular region, such as the shoot tip, and transported to other regions, where they take effect.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • growth medium — substance in which microorganisms can be grown …   English contemporary dictionary

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