African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 718


Relationship between gibberellins and carbohydrates in vegetable products

Marcos Ribeiro da Silva Vieira1*, Adriano Nascimento dos Simões1, Alexandre Tavares da Rocha1, Luzia Ferreira da Silva1 and Pahlevi Augusto de Sousa2
¹Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Unidade Acadêmica de Serra Talhada, CEP: 59909-460, Serra Talhada, PE, Brasil. 2Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará, CEP: 62930-000, Limoeiro do Norte, CE, Brasil.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 September 2013
  •  Published: 31 October 2013


Gibberellin is a vegetable hormone widely used in agriculture and horticulture. The objective of this review was to show the relationship between gibberellins and carbohydrates in vegetable products. Thus, the study concludes that the involvement of substances may be related with the terminal stages of development of various plants. However, the interactions of carbohydrate content and gibberellin are still discussed.


Keywords: Flowers, hormones, enzymes, postharvest.


CO2carbon dioxide; H2O, dihydrogen monoxide; GA, gibberellin; GA3, gibberellic acid; MEP, metileritritolfosfato.