Cytokinins from Marine green alga, Caulerpa racemosa (Kuetz) Taylor

Kaladharan, P and Sridhar, N (1999) Cytokinins from Marine green alga, Caulerpa racemosa (Kuetz) Taylor. Fishery Technology, 36 (2). pp. 87-89.


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Cytokinin - like substances were extracted from green seaweed, Caillerpa raceniosa and purified using an ion exchange column of CM-cellulose. Bioassay of these extracts with darkgerminated cotyledons of cucumber for chlorophyll biosynthesis proved the presence of cytokinin - like substances in the extract of C. racenzosa. The efficiency of the extract was comparable to that of commercially available kinetin. The study is indicative of strong possibilities of producing cytokinin from unutilized and commonly occurring C. raceniosa on a commercial scale and at low cost.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cytokinins; Marine green alga; Caulerpa racemosa (Kuetz) Taylor
Subjects: Algae
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2010 07:18
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:37

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