What is the mechanism underlying the phenomenon by

Question:

What is the mechanism underlying the phenomenon by which the terminal/apical bud suppresses the growth of lateral buds? Suggest measures to overcome this phenomenon.

Solution:

The mechanism underlying the phenomenon by which the terminal/apical bud suppresses the growth of lateral buds is known as apical dominance. To overcome this

Decapitation or removal of the apical bud (shoot cutting) that inhibits the growth of the apical bud and promotes the growth of the lateral branches.

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