The following synthetic cytokinins: 6-furfurylaminopurine (kinetin), 6-(3-methyl-2-butenylamino)purine (isopentenyladenine) and their l-deaza-,8-aza-l-deaza-, 3-deaza-, and 8-aza-3-deaza-analogs were investigated for biological activity in breaking thermodormancy in lettuce seed (Lactuca sativa L. cv. meikoningin, Asteraceae). In dose-response experiments 6- (3-methyl-2-butenylamino)-l-deazapurine appeared to be the most active substance tested. This chemical stimulated germination at lower concentrations and to a greater extent than the others. All the isopentenyl derivates were more active than the corresponding furfuryl analogs. In general, the results are similar to those obtained with a callus growth test, which supports the view that the results definitely indicate cytokinin activity.

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H.H. van Genderen, & G.M.H. Lemmens. (1978). The activity of some synthetic cytokinins in breaking thermodormancy of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Acta botanica neerlandica, 27(2), 135–138.