6-benzylaminopurine and its glycosides as naturally occurring cytokinins

S. K. Nandi*, D. S. Letham, L. M S Palni, O. C. Wong, R. E. Summons

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    Primary crown gall tumours induced on stems on tomato plants by Agrobacterium tumefaciens yielded extracts with pronounced cytokinin activity. By mass spectrometry and other methods, 6-benzylaminopurine and its 9-β-ribofuranoside were identified as cytokinins in the extracts which also contained a 9-hexoside of 6-benzylaminopurine.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)189-196
    Number of pages8
    JournalPlant Science
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1989


    • 6-benzylaminopurine
    • 6-benzylaminopurine riboside
    • endogenous cytokinins
    • primary crown gall tumours
    • tomato


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