Effect of Kinetin on Formation of Red Pigment in Seedlings of Amaranthus retroflexus

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Science  15 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3407, pp. 1094-1095
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3407.1094


Kinetin induces formation of red pigment in seedlings of Amaranthus retroflexus in the dark. This effect is similar to the light-induced formation of pigment. Light and kinetin do not act in a simple additive way. The pigment is not an anthocyanin, and its formation is not affected by inhibitors of anthocyanin formation.