Auxins in Plants: Definition & Functions


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Auxin comes from the Greek word ____, which means ________.

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1. Phototropism is:

2. The apical meristem is where:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you understand the role auxin plays in the growth of plants. Practice problems will test your knowledge about plant growth and the development of synthetic auxins.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This interactive quiz and worksheet will cover:

  • The importance and function of auxin
  • The definition of apical meristem
  • The role of synthetic, or manmade, auxins in plant biology

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on auxin
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as phototropism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the discovery of auxins, the site of auxin production in a plant, and the development of synthetic auxins
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about plant growth

Additional Learning

For more information plant growth and development, review the accompanying assessment Auxin in Plants: Definition & Functions. This lesson will cover:

  • The functionality of auxin and where it is produced in the plant
  • The definition of phototropism
  • The definition of gravitotropism
  • The development of synthetic auxins