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Kinetin is a plant hormone that promotes cell division. It is part of a group of hormones called cytokinins.
The plant hormones cytokinins (CKs) comprise a class of growth regulators involved in the stress response, senescence, photosynthesis, nutrient assimilation and mobilization, as well as modulation of a plant tissue’s ability to act as a sink or source of metabolites.
CKs are recognized by a subset of sensor histidine kinases (HKs) and the signal is transmitted to the nucleus via a multistep phosphorelay (MSP), thus activating the expression of target genes.
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MW: 215.21 g/mol
Color: White to off-white crystalline powder
Storage/Handling: Store powder at 2-8°C and liquid at 0°C. Solution can be autoclaved or filtered.
Werner T, Schmulling T (2009) Cytokinin action in plant development. Curr Opin Plant Biol 12: 527-538.
Müller B, Sheen J (2008). Cytokinin and auxin interaction in root stem-cell specification during early embryogenesis. Nature, 453(7198):1094-7.
Hwang I, Sheen J, Müller B (2012) Cytokinin signaling networks. Annual review of plant biology 63: 353-380.
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Selection of Transformed Wheat Embryos/Calli and Recovery of Transgenic Plants by Bohorova et al. (1999)
Synthetic reporter to visualize universally cytokinin output in vivo by Müller & Sheen (2008).
This is an excellent review of the work that is being done towards a comprehensive understanding of Cytokinin signaling networks by Hwang, Sheen and Müller (2012).