Cytokinins in the Soluble RNA of Plant Tissues

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Science  07 Apr 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3771, pp. 69-71
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3771.69


The cytokinin, N6-(Δ2-isopentenyl) adenosine occurs in the soluble RNA of yeast and mammalian tissue and has now been detected in plant soluble RNA. A hydroxylated derivative of this cytokinin 6-(cis-4-hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enylamino)-9-,β-D-ribofuranosylpurine has also been identified as a constituent of plant soluble RNA.