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Cytokinin Control of Monocarpic Senescence in Soybean

  • L. D. Noodén
  • D. S. Letham
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Abstract

Senescence is an internally controlled degeneration leading to death [4]. From the cell level to the whole plant level, most processes decline; however, this loss of vital functions and disassembly of the cell’s internal structure is a highly ordered process [17, 19]. Indeed, senescence serves a variety of important functions in plant development [4]. While the concept of senescence seems clear, its precise biochemistry is not [19]. In any case, it should not be assumed that all downward adjustments of metabolism represent senescence.

Keywords

Seed Coat Optical Isomer Zeatin Riboside Zeatin Riboside Cytokinin Metabolism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. D. Noodén
    • 1
  • D. S. Letham
    • 2
  1. 1.Botany DepartmentUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of Developmental Biology, Research School of Biological SciencesAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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