Ethylene in Plant Biology

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 414 pages
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Ethylene in Plant Biology, Second Edition provides a definitive survey of what is currently known about this 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 co-authored 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.

  • Completely updated
  • Concise, readable style for students and professional
  • Contains an extensive bibliographic guide to the original literature
  • Well illustrated with diagrams and photographs
  • 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 1 Introduction and Historical Perspectives
1
CHAPTER 2 Ethylene Analysis and Properties of the Gas
14
CHAPTER 3 The Biosynthesis of Ethylene
26
CHAPTER 4 Regulation of Ethylene Production by Internal Environmental and Stress Factors
56
Dormancy Growth and Development
120
CHAPTER 6 Fruit Ripening Abscission and Postharvest Disorders
182
CHAPTER 7 The Mechanisms of Ethylene Action
222
CHAPTER 8 Ethylene in the Environment
253
CHAPTER 9 The Role of Ethylene in Agriculture
264
References
297
Index
399
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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.

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