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kinetin

(kī`nətĭn), one of a group of chemically similar plant hormones, the cytokinins, that promote cell division. In some instances kinetin acts together with another hormone, indoleacetic acid, or auxinauxin
, plant hormone that regulates the amount, type, and direction of plant growth. Auxins include both naturally occurring substances and related synthetic compounds that have similar effects. Auxins are found in all members of the plant kingdom.
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; in other cases it acts in opposition to auxin.

kinetin

[′kin·ə·tən]
(biochemistry)
C10H9ON5 A cytokinin formed in many plants which has a stimulating effect on cell division.
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A pot experiment was carried out during season 2014 to test the effect of kinetin and salicylic acid on wheat plant growth under stimulated drought stress conditions.
The preponderance of amassed experimental evidence suggests that endogenous kinetin acts in vitro and in vivo as a potent antioxidant (Plant Sci.
20], addition of adenine sulfate appears to supplement cytokinin requirement of the nodes that is not fulfilled by BAP or kinetin.
The rate of multiplication of shoots declined on medium containing kinetin in combination with IAA or NAA.
Karlsruhe, Germany); MS media, 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D), Kinetin (kin), Benzyl adenine (BA) and [alpha]-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) were obtained from Sigma Chemical Co.
IAA is the primary auxin in plants and its exogenous combination with kinetin is responsible by induction of other endogenous growth regulators, as ethylene, and several synergistic effects, beside their morphological roles.
Synergistic Effect of Kinetin and Benzyl Adenine Plays a Vital Role in High Frequency Regeneration from Cotyledon Explants of Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) in Relation to Ethylene Production, Breeding Science.
When high concentrations of 2,4-D and low kinetin concentrations were used (MSC 02) embryogenic callus induction from apical meristems and leaf bases decreased.
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