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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.]
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(Botany) botany a plant growth hormone derived from corn and other plants
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(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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Zinc application at 10 mM decreased the germination up to 75% and cause reduction in gibberellic acid and zeatin contents in chickpea (Atici et al.
MOREIRA (2014), with the aim of evaluating the effect of the presence and absence of light supplied to the matrix plant, as well as the zeatin concentrations (0, 2, 4 and 8 mg.[L.sup.1]) in the in vitro establishment, evaluated the variable related to the percentage of oxidation; fungal and bacterial contamination; survival and establishment of explants in vitro.
Impact of seawesed extract-based cytokinins and zeatin riboside on creeping bentgrass heat tolerance.
In addition, a zeatin O-xylosyltransferase and a xylosyltransferase 1 homolog of hemp were down- and upregulated, respectively, under drought stress, while the fold change of the former was higher than that of the latter.
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.
Thus, in the present study, we examined the correlation between CsEXP10 gene expression and the fruit diameter and length, single fruit weight, and the correlation between CsEXP10 gene expression and levels of endogenous hormones including indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), gibberellic acid (GA3), ABA, and zeatin riboside (ZR).
Co.)], 1mg/L zeatin (Z899; Phytotechnology), 0.5 mg/L gibberellic acid [([GA.sub.3]), (G7645; Sigma-Aldrich)], 0.1 mg/L indole-3-acetic acid [(iAA), (102037; ICN Biomedicals Inc.)], 585.6mg/L MES, and 0.8% agar.
They include abscisic acid, auxin, cytokinins, ethylene, zeatin, brassinosteroids, gibbrellic acid, jasmonic acid, salicylic acid and strigolactone (Wani et al.
She learned that Moringa, formally known as Moringa Oleifera Lam (Moringaceae), is distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics, and contains an impressive variety of nutrients, including zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid, and kaempferol.
(1979) based on the presence or absence of spots as compared with standard Zeatin (Sigma Aldrich company).
Cytokinins used in this study were 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP), kinetin, thidiazuron (TDZ) and zeatin. The medium without phytohormone was used as the control in this study.