Pierre Lejeune Pierre.Lejeune at
Mon Oct 18 10:40:52 EST 1999

Hello Kim,

Did you try lovastatin? It is thought to inhibit zeatin synthesis in BY-2
cells (Laureys, F., Dewitte, W., Witters, E., Vanmontagu, M., InzÈ, D. and
Vanonckelen, H., (1998).  Zeatin is indispensable for the g(2)-m transition
in tobacco BY-2 cells.  FEBS Lett.  426, 29-32).
I think it is made by Merck Sharp & Dohm.
Be cautious though, since it is NOT a specific inhibitor of cytokinins but
of mevalonic acid.


Pierre Lejeune
University of LiËge
Department of Plant Biology
B22 - Sart Tilman
B4000 - LiËge

Tel: (32) (4) 366 38 36
Fax (32) (4) 366 38 31
"Boutilier, A." <A.Boutilier at> wrote in message
news:BE0236847762D211BCB700606DD5EC59779775 at
> Dear Aranetters,
> is anyone aware of any commercial sources of cytokinin biosynthesis
> inhibitors or other compounds that inhibit cytokinin action? I have only
> been able to find references in which the inhibitor was synthesized in the
> authour's lab.
> Kim Boutilier
> Postbus 16
> 6700 AA Wageningen
> the Netherlands
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