K.C.S.E Biology Q & A - MODEL 2009PP1QN11
In an experiment the shoot tip of a young tomato plant was decapitated as shown in the diagram below
(a) State the expected results after 2 weeks
(b) Give a reason for your answer in (a) above
(a) auxiliary/ lateral buds spront/ bronches will be formed
(b) Decapitation removes the hormone/ ouxins /IAA which is produced in the terminal bud/ the stem tip; abseul/ removal of the hormone/ auxins/ IAA promote branch/ development of auxiliary lateral buds.