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Inhibitors of ethylene responses in plants at the receptor level: Recent developments
Since 1-MCP apparently is non-toxic at concentrations that are active, it may in future be available for regulating the ripening of fruits and preventing the deleterious effects of ethylene in vegetables. Expand
Controlling ethylene responses in flowers at the receptor level.
Attempts to use both a reduced endogenous ethylene production and a reduced sensitivity to ethylene will be reviewed, and the use of the mutant ethylene receptor gene, etr1-1, from Arabidopsis seems most promising, especially when it is expressed under the control of a flower specific promoter. Expand
Effect of 1-methylcyclopropene and methylenecyclopropane on ethylene binding and ethylene action on cut carnations
Most of the natural increase in ethylene production during senescence is prevented by treatment with 1-MCP, and a closely related compound, methylenecyclopropane shows ethylene activity. Expand
Comparison of cyclopropene, 1-methylcyclopropene, and 3,3-dimethylcyclopropene as ethylene antagonists in plants
A comparison has been made of cyclopropene (CP), 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), and 3,3-dimethyl-cyclopropene (3,3-DMCP) in their ability to protect plants against ethylene. In bananas, both CP andExpand
Novel Gaseous Ethylene Binding Inhibitor Prevents Ethylene Effects in Potted Flowering Plants
A 6-hour fumigation of flowering Begonia ×elatior hybrida Fotsch. 'Najada' and ' Rosa', B. ×tuberhybrida Voss. 'Non-Stop', Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poelln. 'Tropicana', and Rosa hybrida L. 'VictoryExpand
Transformation of Kalanchoe blossfeldiana with rol-genes is useful in molecular breeding towards compact growth
Sixwarf genotypes of the economically important flowering potted plant Kalanchoe blossfeldiana were developed by molecular breeding revealing that several morphological traits changed with respect to ornamental value such as plant height, number of lateral shoots, leaf size, leaf number, flower size and number of flowers. Expand
In vitro culture of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.: Influence of iron, calcium and BAP on establishment and multiplication
A protocol using a modified MS medium helped to overcome chlorosis, shoot tip necrosis (STN) and leaf drop by increasing calcium level from 3 mM (MS standard concentration) to 9 MM, and this increase enhanced shoot dry weight and shoot extension. Expand
Compounds Interacting with the Ethylene Receptor in Plants
1-Methylcyclopropene, a compound now commercially available under the names EthylBloc and SmartFresh™, is currently being used on flowers, fruit and vegetables with great success and prevents senescence and abscission of plant organs. Expand
Effects of 1-MCP on the vase life and ethylene response of cut flowers
In the presence of 1 μl·l−1 ethylene, the vase life of 1-MCP-treated flowers was up to 4 times that of the controls, and other ethylene-sensitive cut flowers responded similarly to carnations. Expand
Differences in display life of miniature potted roses (Rosa hybrida L.)
One cultivar with excellent longevity in air was also almost insensitive to exogenous ethylene, and indicates the potential for a breeding approach to increasing postharvest longevity of these plants. Expand