By P.J.J. Hooykaas, M.A. Hall, K.R. Libbenga
This publication presents updated insurance at a sophisticated point of more than a few subject matters within the biochemistry and molecular biology of plant hormones, with specific emphasis on biosynthesis, metabolism and mechanisms of motion. each one contribution is written by means of stated specialists within the box, supplying definitive assurance of the field.
No different sleek booklet covers this subject material at such a complicated point so comprehensively. will probably be necessary to school libraries and scientists within the plant biotechnology industries.
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N. Mander, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT. , 14. Durham Way, Heathpark Industrial Estate. Honiton EX14 SSQ, Devon. UK. For abbreviations of cytokinins see Letham and Palni . 27 availability and methods of synthesis of some of these labelled compounds, as well as many others, can be obtained by consulting the individual chapters and their appendices in Rivier and Crozier [ 11. There are no data available on the efficiency of the extraction processes itself. It is therefore possible that errors associated with the removal of the compound of interest from the tissue may be considerably larger than those associated with sample purification.
They were first recognized because of their ability to cause isolated plant cells, when auxin was also present, to undergo cell division so as to produce a callus . From this has developed the dogma that cytokinins are required for all mitoses in plants. In fact, there is only Table 2 Some biological roles of cytokinins. The involvement of other hormones is indicated as (+) if the hormone has the same effect as cytokinin and ( - ) if it inhibits the cytokinin effect. Speed of response: rapid (R), occurs in less than 1 hr; intermediate (I), 1-24 hr; slow (S), > 1 day.