Ethylene and Plant Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407009202, 9781483165387

Ethylene and Plant Development

1st Edition

Authors: J. A. Roberts G. A. Tucker
eBook ISBN: 9781483165387
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 18th March 1985
Page Count: 426
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Ethylene and Plant Development documents the Proceedings of the Thirty-ninth University of Nottingham Easter School in Agricultural Science, held at Sutton Bonington on 26-30 March 1984. The conference was entitled ""Ethylene and Plant Development"" and included a workshop, organized in conjunction with the Association of Applied Biologists, on the ""Practical control of ethylene in fruit, vegetables, and flowers.""

This volume contains a mixture of review and research papers thus giving a thorough coverage on the subject. The workshop reviewed the practical methods and advantages of either applying ethylene to, or removing ethylene from, various commercial products. The rest of the conference dealt with the more fundamental aspects of ethylene synthesis and action during the developmental processes in which the gas is active. Emphasis was particularly placed on the effects of ethylene on gene expression and cell development since advances in these areas may eventually lead to a more scientifically-based control of ethylene levels and action within the plant.

Table of Contents

1 Ethylene and Plant Development: An Introduction 2 Metabolism of 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylic Acid 3 Studies on the Enzymes of Ethylene Biosynthesis 4 The Oxygen Affinity of 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylic Acid Oxidation in Slices of Banana Fruit Tissue 5 Carbon Dioxide Flux and Ethylene Production in Leaves 6 The Effect of Temperature on Ethylene Production by Plant Tissues 7 The Relationship between Pollination, Ethylene Production and Flower Senescence 8 The Ethylene Forming Enzyme System in Carnation Flowers 9 Ethylene Biosynthesis in Penicillium digitatum Infected Citrus Fruit 10 Ethylene Binding 11 Ethylene Binding in Phaseolus vulgaris L Cotyledons 12 Ethylene Metabolism 13 Ethylene Metabolism in Pisum sativum L and Vicia faba L 14 Regulation of the Expression of Tomato Fruit Ripening Genes: The Involvement of Ethylene 15 Induction of Cellulase by Ethylene in Avocado Fruit 16 Ethylene and Abscission 17 Target Cells for Ethylene Action 18 Ethylene, Lateral Bud Growth and Indole-3-Acetic Acid Transport 19 Ethylene and Petiole Development in Amphibious Plants 20 Ethylene and the Responses of Plants to Excess Water in their Environment—A Review 21 Ethylene and Foliar Senescence 22 Ethylene as an Air Pollutant 23 Sources of Ethylene of Horticultural Significance 24 Evaluating the Practical Significance of Ethylene in Fruit Storage 25 Ethylene in Commercial Post-Harvest Handling of Tropical Fruit 26 Respiration and Ethylene Production in Post-Harvest Soursop Fruit (Annona muricata L) 27 The Effect of Heavy Metal Ions on Tomato Ripening 28 Post-Harvest Effects of Ethylene on Ornamental Plants 29 Significance of Ethylene in Post-Harvest Handling of Vegetables 30 Relationship between Ethylene Production and Plant Growth after Application of Ethylene Releasing Plant Growth Regulators 31 Commercial Scale Catalytic Oxidation of Ethylene as Applied to Fruit Stores 32 Low Ethylene Controlled-Atmosphere Storage of McIntosh Apples 33 A C


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