Evidence against the acid-growth theory of auxin action

Four experimental predictions of the ‘acid-growth theory’ of auxin (indole-3-acetic acid, IAA) action in inducing cell elongation were reinvestigated using abraded segments of maize (Zea mays L.) coleoptiles. i) Quantitative comparison of segment elongation and medium-acidification kinetics measured in the same sample of tissue reveals that these IAA… CONTINUE READING