How plants sense ethylene gas--the ethylene receptors.

  title={How plants sense ethylene gas--the ethylene receptors.},
  author={Randy F Lacey and Brad M Binder},
  journal={Journal of inorganic biochemistry},
Ethylene is a hormone that affects many processes important for plant growth, development, and responses to stresses. The first step in ethylene signal transduction is when ethylene binds to its receptors. Numerous studies have examined how these receptors function. In this review we summarize many of these studies and present our current understanding about how ethylene binds to the receptors. The biochemical output of the receptors is not known but current models predict that when ethylene… CONTINUE READING