Ethylene: a gaseous signal molecule in plants.

@article{Bleecker2000EthyleneAG,
  title={Ethylene: a gaseous signal molecule in plants.},
  author={Anthony B. Bleecker and H. J. Kende},
  journal={Annual review of cell and developmental biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={16},
  pages={
          1-18
        }
}
  • A. Bleecker, H. Kende
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of cell and developmental biology
Ethylene regulates a multitude of plant processes, ranging from seed germination to organ senescence. Of particular economic importance is the role of ethylene as an inducer of fruit ripening. Ethylene is synthesized from S-adenosyl-L-methionine via 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC). The enzymes catalyzing the two reactions in this pathway are ACC synthase and ACC oxidase. Environmental and endogenous signals regulate ethylene biosynthesis primarily through differential expression of… Expand
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