Zeatin and Zeatin Riboside from a Mycorrhizal Fungus

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Science  01 Sep 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3792, pp. 1055-1057
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3792.1055


The puffball fungus Rhizopogon roseolus produces and releases three cytokinins when it is cultured in liquid media. Two of these compounds have been isolated in crystalline form from such media and were found to have properties identical to those of synthetic zeatin and zeatin riboside.