What is APICAL DOMINANCE?

the state in which main stem of the plant is dominant over the side stems. It happens when shoot apex prevents lateral buds from growing to keep the vertical growth of the plant.

APICAL DOMINANCE: "The apical dominance influences the terminal bud into inhibiting bud growth."

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