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(+/-)-2-cis-4-trans-Abscisic acid mediates stress tolerance responses in higher plants, is a key signal compound that regulates stomatal aperture. It promotes seed development, embryo maturation, synthesis of storage products (proteins and lipids), desiccation tolerance, is involved in maintenance of dormancy (inhibition of germination), and apoptosis.
Hideo Ueda; Jiro Tanaka. The Crystal and Molecular Structure of dl-2-cis-4-trans-Abscisic Acid.Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan.1977,50 (6), 1506-1509.
E. J. A. Lea and J. C. Collins. The Effect of the Plant Hormone Abscisic Acid on Lipid Bilayer Membranes.New Phytologist.1979,82 (1), 11-18.
Plant growth regulator: Science, 207, 1125 (1978).