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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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Inhibition of ethylene biosynthesis in carnation petals by cytokinin.
2012) Integrated systems view on networking by hormones in arabidopsis immunity reveals multiple crosstalk for cytokinin, Plant Cell, 24, 1793-1814.
Several areas of Marshallia evolutionary biology are being examined, including an analysis of Cytokinin Response Factor (CRF) genes--a family of genes whose transcription is up-regulated by the induction of cytokinin.
Cytokinins are perceived by CYTOKININ RESPONSE 1/ARABIDOPSIS HISTIDINE KINASE 4 (CRE1/AHK4), a membrane located histidine kinase receptor and employ a two-component signaling pathway, similar to the bacterial pathways.
8] reported that the PGPR of apple showed the growth-promoting effect with possible involvement of the plant growth regulators indole-3-acetic acid and cytokinin.
The goal of this study was to determine the function of cytokinin in the morphological development and gender expression of gametophytes of Osmunda regalis, a member of Osmundales, sister-group to all other extant leptoporangiate fern families.
BAP was found to be the best cytokinin when compared to Kn for initiation and multiplication of shoots from the compact creamish white callus obtained through vegetative bud explant (Table 3).
I regard Ba as a standard Cytokinin, lets rate it as a 1 in shoot making ability.
ABA and cytokinin and stomatal conductivity (Druge and Schonbeck, 1993) third, they influence decreas of the leaf osmotic potential (Davies et al.
In addition, the formulation includes beta-glucan, which stimulates collagen production and kinetin, a nature-identical plant cytokinin clinically proven to help the skin to retain moisture through the night and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without irritation.
Senetek PLC (OTC Bulletin Board: SNKTY), a Life Sciences company engaged in the development of technologies that target the science of healthy aging, announced a six year extension of existing rights under its agreement with the Czech Republic Institute of Experimental Botany to receive exclusive global licenses, for all applications, to any cytokinin developed, in-licensed or otherwise acquired by the Institute and the right to co-exploit with the Institute any cytokinins that Senetek does not elect to in-license.