Biochemical and Physiological Aspects of Ethylene Production in Lower and Higher Plants

Biochemical and Physiological Aspects of Ethylene Production in Lower and Higher Plants : Proceedings of a Conference held at the Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Diepenbeek, Belgium, 22-27 August 1988

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With the demonstration of the "triple response" in plants by Neljubow at the turn of the century, ethylene has been identified as a substance specifically affecting plant growth. Yet it took a few more decades to show that ethylene is a naturally occurring product of plants having all the characteristics of a phytohormone. Ever since much effort has been devoted to a wide variety of physiological and biochemical problems relevant to ethylene. A first meeting was organized in Israel in 1984 to bring together many people active in this rapidly expanding field of experimental research. It is the aim of the present symposium to provide once more a forum at which researchers might expose and comment progress in their work over the last few years. Speakers were invi ted and their contri buti ons ordered ina number of sessions, each of which was centered on a particular topiC. Much of the benefit came from ensuing discussion sessions which were conducted with much competence and expertise by Anderson, Ben-Arie, Goren, Morgan and Osborne. All of these colleagues are recognized leaders in ethylene research today and the organizers owe a very special gratitude to them for their substantial contribution to the programme. It is well to remember the friendly atmosphere, so essential to the success of the whole meeting and so much enjoyed by every partiCipant. Prompt publi ca tion of the papers was made possi ble by the camera-ready procedure offered by the publisher.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 22.35mm | 835g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1989 ed.
  • 368 p.
  • 079230201X
  • 9780792302018

Table of contents

Inaugural Address: The control role of ethylene in in plant growth and development.- Ethylene analysis - Tricks played by plants.- Ethylene Metabolism.- Characterization of the ethylene-forming enzyme in vivo and in vitro.- Subcellular localization of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid metabolism in plant cells.- S-adenosylmethionine-dependent inactivation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase isolated from tomato fruits.- Induction and characterization of the ethylene biosynthesis-inducing xylanase produced by the fungus Trichoderma viride.- The nature of an ethylene biosynthesis-inducing factor found in cellulysin.- The influence of oxygen concentration on ethylene production and the content of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) and 1-malonylaminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (MACC) in etiolated Phaseolus vulgaris seedlings.- Oxygen-independent ethylene action in cocklebur seed germination in relation to osmoregulation.- Ethylene, ?-cyanoalanine synthase and cyanide insensitive respiration in ripening apples: the effect of calcium.- Regulation of Ethylene Action and Production.- Purification and amino-acid sequence analysis of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid synthase from tomato pericarp.- Effect of 2,5-Norbornadiene on the ripening and the production of ethylene in tomato fruits.- The action of silver thiosulphate in carnation petals.- Hormonal induction of ACC synthase.- Hormone-enhanced ethylene production in leaves.- Effect of auxins on ethylene biosynthesis in banana fruit.- Ethylene and auxin-ethylene interaction in adventitious root formation in mung bean cuttings.- Ethylene induced changes in auxin metabolism in citrus leaf tissues.- Gibberellic acid reduces sensitivity of persimmon fruits to ethylene.- Induction of autocatalytic ethylene production and ripening by propylene in "Hayward" kiwifruit.- Ethylene and Stress.- Ethylene biosynthesis in heat-treated apples.- Temperature-induced changes in ethylene production and implications for post-harvest physiology.- The control of autocatalytic ethylene production and ripening in avocado fruit by temperature, high carbon dioxide and low oxygen.- Stress ethylene metabolism as related to degree of tissue injury.- Effect of copper and zinc on the ethylene metabolism in Phaseolus vulgaris L..- Wound-induced ethylene production and 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid synthase in mesocarp tissue of Cucurbita maxima.- Stress ethylene production in a plant-insect-microbe system.- Ethylene and flooding responses of Rumex species.- Ethylene biosynthesis in tomato infected by Phytophthora infestans.- Ethylene and Developmental Processes.- Early changes in ethylene production during senescence of carnation and Phalaenopsis flowers measured by laser photoacoustic detection.- Ethylene and carbon dioxide exchange in leaves and whole plants.- The effect of white light on the ethylene biosynthesis of intact green seedlings.- The effect of red light on the ethylene biosynthesis of intact etiolated seedlings.- Ethylene production in relation to rose micropropagation through axillary budding.- Floral induction of bromeliads by ethylene.- Ethylene synthesis and sensitivity in the formation of aerenchyma in response to deficiencies of N and P in roots of Zea mays.- The role of ethylene in the control of stem pithiness.- Contrary effects of ethylene and ACC on cell growth in the liverwort Riella helicophylla.
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Review quote

' The volume shall prove to be a very useful reference for all those engaged in researches on ethylene in plants. The editors deserve appreciation for bringing out this important compilation of research papers on the said aspect. ' Phytomorphology 41 1989
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