IBA (Indole-3-butyric acid)
IBA (Indole-3-butyric acid) is a plant hormone belonging to the auxin family and assists in initiating root formation; the in vitro process is called micropropagation. Aside from accelerating root formation, it is used on various crops to stimulate flower development and the growth of fruits. This ultimately increases crop yields.
Historically, products that contained IBA were used to protect plants during transplantation by stimulating root growth and decreasing shock.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
MW: 203.24 g/mol
PubChem Chemical ID: 8617
U.S. EPA PC Code: 046701
Storage/Handling: Store at 4°C. Protect from light.
Müller B, Sheen J (2008). Cytokinin and auxin interaction in root stem-cell specification during early embryogenesis. Nature, 453(7198):1094-7
Hwang I, Sheen J, Müller B (2012). Cytokinin signaling networks. Annual review of plant biology 63: 353-380
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Synthetic reporter to visualize universally cytokinin output in vivo by Müller & Sheen (2008).
This is an excellent review of the work that is being done towards a comprehensive understanding of Cytokinin signaling networks by Hwang, Sheen and Müller (2012).