Cytokinin signaling

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Oct;1(5):399-403. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(98)80263-x.


Although cytokinin plays a central role in plant development, our knowledge of the biosynthesis, distribution, perception and signal transduction of cytokinin is limited. Recent molecular-genetic studies have, however, implicated involvement of a two-component system in cytokinin signal transduction. Furthermore, new mutants with altered cytokinin responses and genes involved in cytokinin signaling have been identified.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis / metabolism*
  • Cytokinins / metabolism*
  • Genes, Plant
  • Mutation
  • Signal Transduction / genetics*


  • Cytokinins