Ethylene Action in Plants

Edited by Nafees A Khan 
Springer  2006  

Hardback  206 p., 31 illus.,  ISBN 9783540327165      £144.00
The plant hormone ethylene plays a prominent role among several intrinsic and extrinsic factors that control growth and physiology of plants. Its biological activity was discovered over a century ago. However, extensive studies on its mode of action came later.

To date, it is well documented that ethylene is a versatile signaling molecule that plays an important role in many physiological processes - like growth, senescence, fruit ripening, stress responses, symbioses, and photosynthesis. Molecular-genetic analyses have revealed mechanisms responsible for ethylene production, perception, and signal transduction. The present work brings into focus the recent developments on the biochemical, physiological, and molecular basis for ethylene action in plants.

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  • 1. Interaction of Ethylene and Other Compounds with the Ethylene Receptor: Agonists and Antagonists, Edward C. Sisler, Varvara P. Grichko And Margrethe Serek
  • 2. Ethylene and Plant Growth, Danny Tholen, Hendrik Poorter And Laurentius A.C.J. Voesenek
  • 3. Ethylene and Leaf Senescence, Antonio Ferrante And Alessandra Francini
  • 4. Effect of Ethylene on Adventitious Root Formation, Jinxiang Wang And Ruichi Pan
  • 5. Ethylene and Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress, Uwe Druege.
  • 6. Ethylene in the Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis, Jeroen Den Herder, Sofie Goormachtig And Marcelle Holsters
  • 7. The Role of Ethylene in the Regulation of Stem Gravitropic Curvature, Marcia A. Harrison
  • 8. Role of Ethylene in Fruit Ripening, Pravendra Nath, Prabodh K. Trivedi, Vidhu A. Sane And Anirudha P. Sane
  • 9. Ethylene Involvement in Photosynthesis and Growth, Nafees A. Khan


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