Why are gibberellin used in food industry and brewing industry?

Asked by pb_ckt | 13th Mar, 2019, 12:48: PM

Expert Answer:

Gibberellin is commercially used in the food industry and brewing industry, particularly in the following processes-

  • Malting of barley: Gibberellins are used to increase the amount of alpha-amylase in germinating bar­ley which is used in the production of malt for the brewing industry.
  • Increasing sugarcane yield: Gibber­ellins stimulate elongation of internodes. Spraying the sugarcane crop with gibberellins mark­edly increases sugarcane growth and sugar yields.
  • Fruit production: Gibberellins cause stalks of grapes and citrus fruits to increase considerably.
  • Seed production: Gibberellin treatment stimulates bolting and thus time for seed production can be considerably reduced.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 13th Mar, 2019, 02:33: PM