Miroslav Kamínek

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A method for separation of cytokinins from auxin and abscisic acid, which allows further separation of cytokinin ribotides from cytokinin bases, ribosides and glucosides and their purification on a single Oasis MCX column was developed. Due to the mixed reversed-phase and cation-exchange mode of the Oasis MCX sorbent the cationic cytokinin bases, ribosides(More)
Genotypic variation in cytokinin oxidase has been detected in enzyme preparations from Phaseolus vulgaris L. cv Great Northern and Phaseolus lunatus L. cv Kingston callus cultures. Although cytokinin oxidase preparations from Great Northern and Kingston callus tissues appear to have very similar substrate specificities, the cytokinin oxidase activities from(More)
Cytokinins (CKs) are plant hormones affecting numerous developmental processes. Zeatin and its derivatives are the most important group of isoprenoid CKs. Zeatin occurs as two isomers: while trans-zeatin (transZ) was found to be a bioactive substance, cis-zeatin (cisZ) was reported to have a weak biological impact. Even though cisZ derivatives are abundant(More)
A method for separation and purification of plant hormones auxin and abscisic acid based on mixed mode reversed-phase anion-exchange solid phase extraction and two-dimensional HPLC was developed. Two-dimensional HPLC in "heart cutting" mode was very efficient in the purification of these two hormones. Its purification power is high enough to allow reliable(More)
lnstitute of Experimental Botany, Ke dvoru 15, CZ-16630 Prague 6, Czech Republic (V.M.); Universitat Tübingen, Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Genetik, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, D-72076, Tübingen, Germany (M.F., T.S.); lnstitute of Experimental Botany, Sokolovská 6, CZ-77200 Olomouc, Czech Republic (M.S.); and De Montfort University Norman Borlaug Centre for Plant(More)
The manipulation of cytokinin levels by senescence-regulated expression of the Agrobacterium tumefaciens ipt gene through its control by the Arabidopsis SAG12 (senescence-associated gene 12) promoter is an efficient tool for the prolongation of leaf photosynthetic activity which potentially can affect plant productivity. In the present study, the efficiency(More)
The successive staining alcian blue/aluminium lake of nuclear fast red was proved a useful tool for studies on plant root tip. A simple and reliable procedure is given resulting in blue cell walls, almost colourless cytoplasm and red nuclei. Attempts were made to apply spectrophotometry and paper chromatography to overcome the confusions in manufacturers’(More)
Two synthetic brassinosteroids, 24-epibrassinolide (24-epiBR) and 2α,3α, 17β-trihydroxy-5α-androstan-6-one (THA-BR), exhibit different effects on growth of tobacco callus tissue. When added to a culture medium containing growth-limiting amounts of auxin, 24-epiBR reduced and THA-BR increased the fresh weight yield of tissue up to 53% and 207%, respectively,(More)
Cytokinin activities ofN 6-benzyladenosine (bzl6Ado) and its derivatives hydroxylated on the side chain phenyl ring inortho, meta, andpara positions were compared in four bioassays based on stimulation of growth of tobacco callus, retention of chlorophyll in excised wheat leaves, dark induction of betacyanin synthesis inAmaranthus cotyledons, and release of(More)
Cytokinin oxidase was extracted and partially purified from auxin- and cytokinin-dependent callus tissue of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. cv. Wisconsin 38). The activity of the enzyme preparation was examined using an assay based on the conversion of tritiated N6-(Δ2-isopentenyl)adenine ([2,8-3H]iP) to adenine. Cytokinin oxidase exhibited a temperature(More)