30. In animals, there are special glands secreting hormones, whereas there are no glands in plants. Where are plant hormones formed? How are the hormones translocated to the site of activity?


The plant hormones are synthesised by the plant cells individually accordingly and when needed. Few hormones are specifically synthesised at a particular plant part, like auxin synthesised in growing shoot apices.

Ethylene is emitted by ripened fruits. Cytokinin is found in dividing cells. Unlike plants animal being more advanced, and organised they have proper hormone secreting glands and organs.
In both plant and animais these are transported through the transport system of their body. In plants, hormones are translocated via xylem and phloem to the site of activity