CytokininsChemistry, Activity, and Function

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CRC Press, Mar 28, 1994 - Medical - 352 pages
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Cytokinins are hormones involved in all aspects of plant growth and development and are essential for in vitro manipulation of plant cells and tissues. Much information has been gathered regarding the chemistry and biology of cytokinins, while recent studies have focused on the genetics and cytokinin-related genes. However, other than proceedings of symposia, no single volume on cytokinins has been written. This book is the first of its kind, homing in on the key subject areas of cytokinin-chemistry, biosynthesis, metabolism, activity, function, genetics, and analyses. These areas are comprehensively reviewed in individual chapters by experts currently active in the field. In addition, a personal history on the discovery of cytokinin is presented by Professor Folke Skoog. This volume summarizes previous findings and identifies future research directions.
 

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Contents

A Personal History of Cytokinin and Plant Hormone Research
1
Genetics
2
Chemistry
15
Chemistry of Phenylurea Cytokinins
35
Synthesis and Biological Activity
43
Biosynthesis
55
Cytokinin Biosynthetic Enzymes in Plants and Slime Mold
81
Cytokinin Biosynthesis in tRNA and Cytokinin Incorporation
87
Cytokinins and Oxidative Processes
167
Plastid Genes and Chloroplast Biogenesis
179
Regulation of the Cell Cycle by Cytokinins
197
Cytokinin Binding Proteins and Receptors
217
Cytokinins and Plant Gene Regulation
233
Cytokinin and Signal Transduction
243
Cytokinin Mutants
255
Habituation of Cultured Cells for Cytokinins
269

Distribution Biosynthesis and Function of Cytokinins
101
Metabolism
113
Cytokinin Metabolic Enzymes
129
Cytokinin Oxidase and the Regulation
139
Cytokinins and Plant Development An Overview
155
Transgenic Plants and Cytokinin Biology
289
Immunoanalysis of Cytokinins
305
Index
325
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