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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)
Drought is one of the most significant threats to world agriculture and hampers the supply of food and energy. The mechanisms of drought responses can be studied using resurrection plants that are able to survive extreme dehydration. As plant hormones function in an intensive cross-talk, playing important regulatory roles in the perception and response to(More)
The aims of this study were to monitor endogenous cytokinin levels during germination and early seedling establishment in oats, maize, and lucerne to determine which cytokinin forms are involved in these processes; to quantify the transfer ribonucleic acid (tRNA)-bound cytokinins; and to measure cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase (CKX) activity. Cytokinins(More)
One goal of experimental oncology is to find and test effective chemopreventive substances which can suppress malignant transformation of the cells, their accumulation and invasion. Mammary gland tumours were induced by DMBA applied intragastrically (10 mg/rat, three times) every three days between postnatal days 50 and 60 in female Sprague-Dawley rats. One(More)
Darkness mediates different senescence-related responses depending on the targeting of dark treatment (whole plants or individual leaves) and on the organs that perceive the signal (leaves or cotyledons). As no data are available on the potential role of darkness to promote senescence when applied to individual cotyledons, we have investigated how darkness(More)
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