6-Benzylaminopurine, benzyl adenine (BAP) is a synthetic cytokinin.
6-Benzylaminopurine solution has been used as a component in the Murashige & Skoog medium (MS) for culturing mandarin explants and plantlets of Dendrocalamus asper (Schultes f.). It has also been used as a supplement in Nitsch and Nitsch medium (NN) of grapevine explants,
6-Benzylaminopurine (BAP) is used as a cytokinin supplement to plant growth medium It increases post-harvest life of green vegetables by preventing chlorophyll degradation. It is used in micropropagation. However, in some plants, BAP leads to inhibition in growth and root formation. BAP phenyl ring based derivatives are widely used to test their anti-cancer effects