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Why are auxins widely used to kill dicotyledonous weeds ?

Why are auxins widely used to kill dicotyledonous weeds ?

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Arun
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3 years ago
Used in high doses, auxin stimulates the production of ethylene. Excess ethylene (also native plant hormone) can inhibit elongation growth, cause leaves to fall (abscission), and even kill the plant. Some synthetic auxins, such as 2,4-D and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) were marketed also as herbicides.

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