Ethylene and Plant Development

Ethylene and Plant Development

1st Edition - March 18, 1985

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  • Authors: J. A. Roberts, G. A. Tucker
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165387

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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 Commercial Development Program for Low Ethylene Controlled-Atmosphere Storage of Apples


    List of Participants


Product details

  • No. of pages: 426
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1985
  • Published: March 18, 1985
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165387

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J. A. Roberts

G. A. Tucker

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