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Treatment of different plant materials, seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris, Zea mays and Pinus silvestris and young plants of Phaseolus, with kinetin increased the level of extractable IAA. For seeds this increase was most pronounced in bean seeds, which contained the lowest amount of endogenous IAA and cytokinins, and lower in maize seeds with high endogenous content of IAA and cytokinins. – For young bean plants the kinetin treatment significantly increased the extractable amounts of IAA from all parts of the plant, hypocotyls, cotyledons, epicotyls and primary leaves, when the cut plants were placed for 24 h in kinetin solution. For plants sprayed with kinetin solution only the primary leaves showed a significantly higher level of extractable IAA, which could be explained by the fact that the plants were growing very close together, so that the primary leaves received most of the kinetin during spraying.
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