This simply assay makes use of the ability of the plant hormone GA3 to induce starch breakdown in the endosperm of a barley seed from which the embryo has been removed. The effect of the hormone is clear and repeatable.
Keywords:barley seed,development,endosperm,NSDL,Botany & Plant Science,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,Laboratory exercise,bioassay,Learner,gibberellic acid,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722014650189T,plant hormone,Undergraduate lower division 13-14,starch breakdown,Teach,Education,Instructional Material,Undergraduate upper division 15-16,Experiment/Lab Activity
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