Flashcards For NEET Biology - Plant Growth and Development

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Plant Growth and Development

Primary growth

Apical meristem

Secondary growth

Lateral meristem

Meristematic phase

Cells are rich in protoplasm, large conspicuous nucleus, thin cellulosic cell wall, abundant plasmodesmatal connections

Elongation phase

New cell wall deposition, cell enlargement and increased vacuolation

Maturation phase

Maximal cell wall thickening and protoplasmic modifications

Arithmetic growth

Linear growth

E.g. root elongation

Geometrical growth

Sigmoid curve

E.g. Cell culture, tree showing seasonal activities


Cells mature to perform a specific function, e.g. apical meristem and cambium cells differentiate


Regaining the capacity to divide after differentiation, e.g. parenchyma cells dedifferentiate to form interfascicular cambium, cork


Dedifferentiated cells again lose the capacity to divide and mature to perform specific functions, e.g. secondary xylem, phloem, etc.


Different kinds of plant structures in different phases of life or environmental conditions, e.g. heterophylly in larkspur and buttercup


Indole compounds

Natural- IAA, IBA

Synthetic- NAA, 2,4-D

Isolated by F.W. Went from coleoptile of oat seedlings

First isolated from human urine

Produced by growing root and shoot apices

Auxin functions

Apical dominance

Root initiation in stem cuttings, xylem differentiation and cell division

Promotes flowering in pineapple, parthenocarpy in tomatoes


Adenine derivatives

Natural- Zeatin

Synthetic- Kinetin

Skoog and Miller identified and crystallised for the first time

Natural source is yeast extract, DNA, coconut milk

Cytokinin functions

Promotes lateral and adventitious shoot growth

Delay of leaf senescence

Chloroplast formation



E. Kurosawa identified and discovered gibberellic acid in rice seedlings infected by the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi causing foolish seedling disease

Gibberellin functions

Promotes stem elongation in sugarcane, grapes and elongation of fruits like apple

Early seed production in conifers

Bolting or internode elongation in beet, cabbage, etc.


Gaseous hormone

Reported by Cousins as a volatile substance in ripened oranges

Ethylene functions

Induces fruit ripening, increases respiration rate

Breaks seed and bud dormancy, initiates seed germination in peanuts and sprouting in potato tubers

Promotes senescence and abscission of flowers and leaves

Abscisic acid


Plant growth inhibitor, stress hormone

E.g. inhibitor-B, abscission II and dormin

Antagonist to GAs

Abscisic acid functions

Regulates abscission and dormancy

Inhibits seed germination and stimulates stomatal closure

Help plant withstand desiccation and tolerate various stress conditions

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