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A cytokinin, C10H13N5O, that is an adenine derivative and was originally isolated from young corn kernels.

[New Latin Zēa, genus name of corn; see zein + -in.]


(Botany) botany a plant growth hormone derived from corn and other plants


(ˈzi ə tɪn)

a cytokinin occurring in corn, spinach, and peas.
[1963; < New Latin Zea the maize genus (see zein) + (kine)tin]
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Cotyledons and epicotyls from 9-days-old seedlings were used as explants and cultured on 1X MS pre-culture medium supplemented with 1 mM Putrescine, 1 mg/L zeatin riboside, and 0.
2001) and zeatin (Fuglie, 2000) present in moringa leaf extracts.
Metabolism and translocation of exogenous zeatin riboside in germinating seeds and seedlings of Zea mays.
Measurements of embryogenic competence of immature embryos were associated with endogenous levels of ABA, IAA, dihydrozeatin (diHZ), dihydrozeatin riboside (diH[9R]Z), isopentenyl adenine (iP), isopentenyl adenosine ([9R]iP), zeatin, and zeatin riboside ([9R]Z) in donor kernels prior to embryo excision and in calli following embryo culture.
MLE is rich in zeatin, calcium, potassium, magnesium and other growth promoting substances, which make it a natural plant growth enhancer for plants (Yasmeen et al.
Moringa leaves are rich in zeatin, cytokinin, ascorbate, potassium, calcium, protein, vitamin A and C (Foidl et al.
Leaves of Moringa oleifera are rich source of zeatin, ascorbate, phenolic compounds, calcium and potassium, so being explored as natural crop growth enhancer.
Thus, MLE being rich in zeatin, a cytokinin maintained the green photosynthetic area and enhanced grain filling that might contributed towards improved grain yield when applied as SP or in combination with foliar.
1] of BAP were more effective to increase number of shoots, also being more effective than thidiazuron (TDZ) or zeatin (ZT).
Their antimicrobial property is possibly linked to different phenolic compounds such as Benzoic acid, zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid, kaempferol, and especially benzyl isocyanate (Prakash et al.