A comparative study of the ability of methionine or linolenic acid to act as precursors of ethylene in plant tissues.

Abstract

A comparative study has been made of the ability of three plant tissues to incorporate (14)C into ethylene from (14)C-labelled methionine and derivatives and from (14)C-labelled linolenic acid. Incorporation of label occurs readily from methionine and its derivative 4-methylmercapto-2-oxobutyric acid with apple, tomato or cauliflower floret tissue. No incorporation of label occurred, however, from uniformly (14)C-labelled linolenate.

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@article{Mapson1970ACS, title={A comparative study of the ability of methionine or linolenic acid to act as precursors of ethylene in plant tissues.}, author={L. W. Mapson and John F. March and Mark Rhodes and Lana Wooltorton}, journal={The Biochemical journal}, year={1970}, volume={117 3}, pages={473-9} }