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Explain the reason : if a plant is grown in dark, its stem is soft, weak, slender and yellow and its leaves turn yellow.

A plant growing in dark is not able to produce chlorophyll and so remains yellow. This leads to decrease in photosynthesis which results in less growth.. Thus the stem becomes weak. In darkness, cell division is more at apex and so stem increases in length but decreases in width. 
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 Give the types of auxins.

Auxins are of two types :

(1) Natural auxins : These are naturally occuring auxins, isolated from plants and are regarded as phytohormones e.g. IAA. NAA etc.

(2) Synthetic auxins : These are synthesized by artificially e.g. IBA 2,4-D etc.

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Who isolated auxin and from where ?

Auxin was isolated by F.W. Went from tips of coleoptiles of oat seedling.

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 Term kinetinwas coined by whom ?

Skoog and Miller.
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What is C/N ratio ?

C/N ratio is the ratio of carbohydrates and nitrogenous compounds which regulate the growth in plants. 
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Who coined the term gibberellin ?

Yabuta.
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