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Any of a class of plant hormones that promote cell division and growth and delay the senescence of leaves.


(Botany) any of a group of plant hormones that promote cell division and retard ageing in plants. Also called: kinin


(ˌsaɪ təˈkaɪ nɪn)

any of a class of plant hormones, produced by the roots and traveling upward through the xylem, that promote tissue growth and budding and, on application, retard plant senescence.
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Noun1.cytokinin - any of a class of plant hormones that promote cell division and delay the senescence of leaves
growth regulator, phytohormone, plant hormone - (botany) a plant product that acts like a hormone
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Also, cytokinins are known for regulate several cellular processes, including the expansion of cotyledons into dicotyledons (TAIZ & ZEIGER, 2013).
As cytokinins are considered to be regulators of leaf senescence (Davies, 2007), therefore, we hypothesized that with rich in zeatin type of cytokinin and other regulators (Rady et al.
Firstly, the effect of different cytokinins on shoot propagation of jojoba was tested.
Examples of these factors include the ratio of absorption in culture medium, the speed and transport efficiency within the plant tissue, catabolism or degree of absorption of growth regulators and the overall genetic capacity of the explant to metabolize cytokinins (AUER et al.
Machiko, Roles and Regulation of Cytokinins in Tomato Fruit Development, J.
IAA, gibberellins and cytokinins evidently suggests a potential plant growth promoting ability of the strain An-F (Table 2).
There are many reports on shoot tip culture of cotton demonstrating the use of different cytokinins as BAP, KIN, BA alone or in combination to get multiple shooting [19,21,22] This difference in usage of hormone is actually due to the differences in studied cotton genotypes.
Cytokinins used in this study were 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP), kinetin, thidiazuron (TDZ) and zeatin.
Plant Growth Regulators Market by Type (Auxins, Cytokinins, and Gibberellins), Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables, Oilseeds & Pulses, and Turfs, Ornamentals & Others), & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020