Ethylene in plant biology

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Academic Press, Jun 15, 1992 - Science - 414 pages
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Reviews of the First Edition
Anybody interested in plant hormones and the chemical control of plant growth and development will find this a gold mine of information and references."
--NATURE
"The reviewer strongly recommends the book to students and research workers in post-harvest physiology of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The fact that the author has included descriptions of the role of ethylene in growth, development, and flowering of plants makes this book essential reading for all horticulturists, physiologists, and biologists."
--AMERICAN SCIENTIST
Ethylene in Plant Biology, Second Edition provides a definitive survey of what is currently known about the structurally simplest of all plant growth regulators. This volume contains all new material plus a bibliographic guide to the complete literature of this field. Progress in molecular biology and biotechnology as well as biochemistry, plant physiology, development, regulation, and environmental aspects is covered in nine chapters coauthored by three eminent authorities in plant ethylene research. This volume is the modern text reference for all researchers and students of ethylene in plant and agricultural science.
Key Features
* Completely updates the first edition with virtually all new material
* Concise, readable style for students and professionals
* Contains an extensive bibliographic guide to the original literature
* Well illustrated with diagrams and photographs
* Features thorough coverage of:
* ethylene and ethephon roles and effects
* stress ethylene
* biosynthesis of ethylene
* molecular biology of ethylene
* action of ethylene
* agricultural uses of ethylene

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
Illuminating Gas and Smoke
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Ethylene Is Biologically Active
4
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Abeles, United States Department of Agriculture, Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory, Kearneysville, WV.

Morgan, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.

Saltveit, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis.

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