Cloning the mRNA encoding 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase, the key enzyme for ethylene biosynthesis in plants.

@article{Sato1989CloningTM,
  title={Cloning the mRNA encoding 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase, the key enzyme for ethylene biosynthesis in plants.},
  author={Takuya Sato and Athanasios Theologis},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1989},
  volume={86 17},
  pages={6621-5}
}
Ethylene is the plant hormone that controls several features of plant growth and development. The rate-limiting step in its synthesis is the formation of the ethylene precursor 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) from S-adenosylmethionine (AdoMet), catalyzed by ACC synthase. We have isolated a complementary DNA sequence encoding ACC synthase from zucchini (Cucurbita) fruits. The biological activity of the clone was confirmed by the ability of the cloned sequence to direct ACC synthase… CONTINUE READING

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