Definition of kinetin in English:
nounBiochemistry & Botany
A synthetic compound similar to kinin, used to stimulate cell division in plants.
- Look for creams with retinol (found in over-the-counter vitamin-A products) and kinetin (an anti-aging compound found in the leaves of green plants).
- When kinetin was applied to plants during early endosperm development, both endosperm cell number and endosperm/grain weight increased.
- However, it is possible that endogenous CKs play a role in chloroplast acclimation since it was found that kinetin stimulates the development of sun-type chloroplasts.
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