Natural Kinin in Peach Fruitlets

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Science  01 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3592, pp. 583-584
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3592.583


An aqueous extract from peach fruitlets caused a kinin-like stimulation of olive callus in tissue cultures. Activity appeared only when indole-3-acetic acid was also used. The extract caused weight increase and growth characteristics similar to control cultures provided with commercial kinetin.