Class of plant growth substances (plant hormones) active in promoting cell division. Also involved in cell growth and differentiation and in other physiological processes.

Examples: kinetin, zeatin, benzyl adenine.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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