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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2005 Oct 1;251(1):1-7.

Modulation of plant ethylene levels by the bacterial enzyme ACC deaminase.

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Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont., Canada N2L 3G1. glick@sciborg.uwaterloo.ca

Abstract

Soil microorganisms that produce the enzyme 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) deaminase promote plant growth by sequestering and cleaving plant-produced ACC, and thereby lowering the level of ethylene in the plant. Decreased ethylene levels allows the plant to be more resistant to a wide variety of environmental stresses. Here, the biochemistry of ACC deaminase; the environmental distribution, regulation, evolution and expression of ACC deaminase genes; and information regarding the effect of this enzyme on different plants is documented and discussed.

PMID:
16099604
DOI:
10.1016/j.femsle.2005.07.030
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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