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The important functions of cytokinins are:

  1. The auxins and cytokinins together promote cell division.
  2. The auxins and cytokinin interaction controls the cell differentiation in shoot and root meristem.
  3. The cytokinin promotes the growth of lateral bud.
  4. It induces flowering in certain plants.
  5. It breaks seed dormancy and promotes seed germination.
  6. It also helps in retarding the senescence.
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