Metabolism and Molecular Activities of Cytokinins

Proceedings of the International Colloquium of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique held at Gif-sur-Yvette (France) 2–6 September 1980

  • Jean Guern
  • Claude Péaud-Lenoël
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Cytokinin Biosynthesis

  3. Cytokinin Metabolism and Physiological Responses in Plant or Bacterial Systems

  4. Cytokinin Hormone Receptors: Methods and Results

  5. Cytokinin in Protein Synthesis and RNA Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. A. Szweykowska, E. Gwóźdź, M. Spychała
      Pages 212-217
    3. J.-P. Jouanneau, B. Teyssendier de la Serve
      Pages 228-238
  6. Cytokinins and Chloroplast Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. M. Kamínek, V. Hadačová, J. Luštinec
      Pages 241-251
    3. C. P. Longo, G. P. Longo, M. Lampugnani, G. Rossi, O. Servettaz
      Pages 261-266
    4. T. P. Mikulovich, E. R. Romanko, S. Yu-Selivankina, I. M. Kukina, R. Wollgiehn
      Pages 287-297
  7. Animal Systems Responding to Cytokinin or Cytokinin Analogs

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 349-352

About these proceedings


In a number of recent biology meetings, plant growth factors have been a favorite topic. One may ask if a new colloquium devoted to the metab­ olism and the activities of cytokinins, considered at the molecular level, was really necessary and will add anything important to the previous contributions. As a matter of fact, the primary purpose of the organizers, of the French National Center of Scientific Research, and of the National In­ stitute of Agronomic Research which sponsored the colloquium was less the edition of a proceedings book than the desire to bring together a number of scientists who had made contributions towards solving prob· lems in cytokinin research and thereby to provide an opportunity for fruitful discussions without restrictions in the timetable. Indeed this primary target was attained. Moreover, important new fmdings and con­ clusions were presented by the participants that merited publication in the form ofthis book. It is beyond the scope of this foreword to adver­ tize or even to classify these new fmdings. We shall only mention a few of them. The reader will appreciate the contributions of those authors who worked hard to elucidate the biosynthetic pathways of natural cytokin­ ins.


Phytokinin biology growth metabolism plant plant growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Guern
    • 1
  • Claude Péaud-Lenoël
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génétique et Physiologie du Développement des PlantesCNRSGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Faculté des Sciences de Luminy, Case 901 Laboratoire de BiochimieFonctionnelle des Plantes, ER 104 CNRSMarseille Cedex 9France

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68037-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68035-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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