Control of ethylene synthesis by expression of a bacterial enzyme in transgenic tomato plants.

  title={Control of ethylene synthesis by expression of a bacterial enzyme in transgenic tomato plants.},
  author={H. Klee and M. Hayford and K. A. Kretzmer and G. Barry and G. Kishore},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  pages={1187 - 1193}
  • H. Klee, M. Hayford, +2 authors G. Kishore
  • Published 1991
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Plant cell
  • Synthesis of the phytohormone ethylene is believed to be essential for many plant developmental processes. The control of ripening in climacteric fruits and vegetables is among the best characterized of these processes. One approach to reduce ethylene synthesis in plants is metabolism of its immediate precursor, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC). Soil bacteria containing an enzyme, ACC deaminase, were identified by their ability to grow on ACC as a sole nitrogen source. The gene… CONTINUE READING

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