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Indole-3-Acetic Acid (or IAA) is a member of the Auxin family of Plant Growth Regulators, or PGRs.



IAA is synthesized organically, and has a complex synthesis process. IAA is converted in plants from the Amino Acid, Tryptophan, but can be internally manufactured without it. Tryptophan creates Auxins, like IAA, when Sieve Vascular Tissue Tube Elements of the plant (responsible for carbohydrate transport) undergo Apoptosis, or cell death. Tryptophan is also responsible for the chemical synthesis of Niacin, and is organically synthesized with Indole, or synthetically manufactured by the hydrolysis of Casein.



IAA is responsible for both cell elongation and cell division. Studies of IAA were responsible for the discovery of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (a synthetic Auxin). Like most organic Auxins, IAA is less potent than its synthetic counterparts: 1-Naphthaleneacetic Acid, Indole-3-Butyric Acid and 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid.



IAA is commonly used with a Cytokinin, such as 6-Benzylaminopurine.



PhytoTech Products

Indole-3-Acetic Acid is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number I885

A Solution of Indole-3-Acetic Acid is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number I364

L-Tryptophan is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number T851

Casein is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number C184

A Solution of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number D295

A Cocentrated Solution of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number D309

1-Naphthaleneacetic Acid is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number N600

A Solution of 1-Naphthaleneacetic Acid is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number N605

The Potassium Salt of 1-Naphthaleneacetic Acid is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number N610

Indole-3-Butyric Acid is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number I538

A Solution of Indole-3-Butyric Acid is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number I460

The Potassium Salt of Indole-3-Butyric Acid is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number I560

6-Benzylaminopurine is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number B800

A Solution of 6-Benzylaminopurine is available from PhytoTechnology Laboratories as Product Number B130

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