Biology and Biotechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene II

  • A. K. Kanellis
  • C. Chang
  • H. Klee
  • A. B. Bleecker
  • J. C. Pech
  • D. Grierson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Ethylene Synthesis

    1. P. John, E. A. Reynolds, A. G. Prescott, A.-D. Bauchot
      Pages 1-6
    2. D. Kadyrzhanova, T. J. McCully, T. Warner, K. Vlachonasios, Z. Wang, D. R. Dilley
      Pages 7-12
    3. V. Dourtoglou, E. Koussissi, K. Petritis
      Pages 13-20
    4. I. S. Yoon, D. H. Park, H. Mori, B. G. Kang, H. Imaseki
      Pages 21-27
    5. C. I. Cazzonelli, A. S. Cavallaro, J. R. Botella
      Pages 29-30
    6. C. Bonghi, B. Ruperti, A. Rasori, P. Tonutti, A. Ramina
      Pages 31-32
    7. M. Honma, Y. J. Jia, Y. Kakuta, H. Matsui
      Pages 33-34
    8. S. Ramassamy, S. Bidonde, L. Stella, J. C. Pech, A. Latche
      Pages 35-36
  3. Perception and Signal Transduction Pathways

    1. E. C. Sisler, M. Serek
      Pages 45-50
    2. A. B. Bleecker, A. E. Hall, F. I. Rodriguez, J. J. Esch, B. Binder
      Pages 51-57
    3. R. L. Gamble, M. L. Coonfield, M. D. Randlett, G. E. Schaller
      Pages 59-64
    4. C. Chang, P. B. Larsen, K. L. Clark, C.-K. Wen, W. Ding, J. A. Shockey et al.
      Pages 65-70
    5. D. Van Der Straeten, J. Smalle, S. Bertrand, A. De Paepe, I. De Pauw, F. Vandenbussche et al.
      Pages 71-75
    6. A. R. Smith, I. E. Moshkov, G. V. Novikova, M. A. Hall
      Pages 77-83
  4. Growth and Development and Fruit Ripening

    1. J. C. Pech, M. Guis, R. Botondi, R. Ayub, M. Bouzayen, J. M. Lelievre et al.
      Pages 105-110
    2. J. Giovannoni, E. Fox, P. Kannan, S. Lee, V. Padmanabhan, J. Vrebalov
      Pages 119-127
    3. X. Cubells-Martinez, J. M. Alonso, M. T. Sanchez-Ballesta, A. Granell
      Pages 137-143
    4. S. A. Finlayson, C.-J. He, I-J. Lee, M. C. Drew, J. E. Mullet, P. W. Morgan
      Pages 145-150
    5. S. Philosoph-Hadas, H. Friedman, R. Berkovitz-Simantov, I. Rosenberger, E. J. Woltering, A. H. Halevy et al.
      Pages 151-156
    6. D. De Martinis, I. Haenen, M. Pezzotti, E. Benvenuto, C. Mariani
      Pages 157-164
    7. M. T. McManus, D. A. Hunter, S. D. Yoo, D. Gong
      Pages 165-172
    8. A. Hussain, J. A. Roberts, C. R. Black, I. B. Taylor
      Pages 187-188
    9. D. C. Joyce, A. J. Macnish, P. J. Hofman, D. H. Simons, M. S. Reid
      Pages 189-190
  5. Ethylene and Senescence of Plant Organs

    1. M. L. Jones, W. R. Woodson, J. T. Lindstrom
      Pages 195-201
    2. E. J. Woltering, A. J. De Jong, E. T. Yakimova
      Pages 209-216
    3. F. A. Hoeberichts, L. H. W. Van Der Plas, E. J. Woltering
      Pages 217-220
    4. C. C. Lashbrook, H. J. Klee
      Pages 227-233
    5. R. Michaeli, S. Philosoph-Hadas, J. Riov, S. Meir
      Pages 235-242
    6. G. Casadoro, L. Trainotti, C. A. Tomasin
      Pages 243-247
    7. N. S. Al-Khalifah, P. G. Alderson
      Pages 255-260
    8. P. Tonutti, C. Bonghi, B. Ruperti, A. Scapin, A. Ramina
      Pages 267-268
    9. Z. Hilioti, S. Lind-Iversen, C. Richards, K. M. Brown
      Pages 271-272

About this book


The inflorescence of the monoecious maize plant is unique among the Gramineae in the sharp separation of the male and female structures. The male tassel at the terminus of the plant most often sheds pollen before the visual appearance of the receptive silks of th the female ear at a lateral bud, normally at the 10 leaf [I]. Earlier studies examined the ontogeny of the growing tissues beginning with the embryo in the kernel through to the obvious protuberances of the growing point as the kernel germinates. The differentiated developing soon-to-become tassel and the lateral bulges that develop into the ears on the lateral buds become apparent very early in the germinating kernel [2, 3, 46]. A certain number of cells are destined for tassel and ear development [8]. As the plant develops, there is a phase transition [\3, 16] from the vegetative lateral buds to the reproductive lateral buds. This change in phase has been ascribed to genotypic control as evidenced in the differences among different genotypes in the initiation of the reproductive [I]. The genetic control of tassel and ear initiation has been gleaned from anatomical observations. Lejeune and Bernier [I2] found that maize plants terminate the initiation of additional axillary meristems at the time of tassel initiation. This would indicate that the top-most ear shoot is initiated on the same day as the initiation of tassel development and this event signals the end of the undifferentiated growing point.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. K. Kanellis
    • 1
  • C. Chang
    • 2
  • H. Klee
    • 3
  • A. B. Bleecker
    • 4
  • J. C. Pech
    • 5
  • D. Grierson
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Cell Biology and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Horticultural SciencesUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of BotanyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  5. 5.ENSATCastanet Tolosan cedexFrance
  6. 6.BBSRC Research Group in Plant Gene Regulation, Department of Physiology and Environmental ScienceUniversity of NottinghamLoughboroughUK

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