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Trends Genet. 1993 Oct;9(10):356-62.

Ethylene gas: it's not just for ripening any more!

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Department of Biology, Plant Science Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104-6018.

Abstract

Hormones play a central role in regulating plant growth and development. There are five well-characterized plant hormones, the chemically simplest of which is the gaseous olefin ethylene. Molecular genetic studies of Arabidopsis are beginning to reveal the mechanisms controlling ethylene biosynthesis, perception and signal transduction.

PMID:
8273151
DOI:
10.1016/0168-9525(93)90041-f
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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