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Apical dominance

suppression of the development of lateral buds in a growing plant shoot, caused by hormones produced in the tip of the shoot.
apical dominance
(ā’pĭ-kəl, āp’ĭ-)
Inhibition of the growth of lateral buds by the terminal bud of a plant shoot. In most plants, apical dominance results from the release of auxin by the apical meristem.


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