Increase of endogenous zeatin riboside by introduction of the ipt gene in wild type and the lateral suppressor mutant of tomato

We studied axillary meristem formation of the lateral suppressor mutant of tomato after elevating the endogenous cytokinin levels through introduction of the isopentenyltransferase gene from Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Steven P. C. Groot; Reinoud Bouwer; Marco Busscher; Pim Lindhout; Hans J. Dons

2004

Scholarcy highlights

  • We studied axillary meristem formation of the lateral suppressor mutant of tomato after elevating the endogenous cytokinin levels through introduction of the isopentenyltransferase gene from Agrobacterium tumefaciens
  • Transformants exhibited phenotypes varying in severity and were divided into four classes
  • Others showed a mild to severe ‘cytokinin-like’ phenotype
  • It is concluded that a reduced level of cytokinins in the ls mutant shoots is not responsible for the absence of axillary meristem formation

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