It acts as an enzymatic co-factor, being essential for the activity, regulation and stabilization of the protein structure.
It affects the synthesis and conservation of auxins, plant hormones involved in plant growth.
Deficiency – The young leaves are small, elongated, pointed and erect, with interveinal chlorosis, with abundant formation of thin branches with short internodes and premature death of these branches. In more severe cases, the leaves look like “zebradas”, with no formation of flower buds, reducing production. The fruits are small, with little juice, and dryness of the branches occurs.