Biology and Biotechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene

  • A. K. Kanellis
  • C. Chang
  • H. Kende
  • D. Grierson

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 34)

Table of contents

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

    1. A. S. Tarun, A. Theologis
      Pages 1-4
    2. D. K. Kadyrzhanova, T. J. McCully, S. A. Jaworski, P. Ververidis, K. E. Vlachonasios, K. G. Murakami et al.
      Pages 5-13
    3. P. John, T. Iturriagagoitia-Bueno, V. Lay, P. G. Thomas, T. A. J. Hedderson, A. G. Prescott et al.
      Pages 15-21
    4. Y.-y. Charng, Y. Liu, J. G. Dong, S. F. Yang
      Pages 23-29
    5. E. Sfakiotakis, M. D. Antunes, G. Stavroulakis, N. Niklis, P. Ververidis, D. Gerasopoulos
      Pages 47-56
  3. Perception and Signal Transduction Pathways

    1. J. Hua, H. Sakai, E. M. Meyerowitz
      Pages 71-76
    2. A. R. Smith, A. W. Berry, N. V. J. Harpham, R. J. Hemsley, M. Gholland, I. Moshkov et al.
      Pages 77-86
  4. Growth and Development

    1. J. Smalle, J. Kurepa, M. Haegman, M. van Montagu, D. van der Straeten
      Pages 87-92
    2. I. Macháčková, N. Chauvaux, W. Dewitte, H. Van Onckelen
      Pages 99-104
    3. P. W. Morgan, S. A. Finlayson, I-J. Lee, K. L. Childs, C.-J. He, R. A. Creelman et al.
      Pages 105-111
    4. J. Kępczynski, M. Bihun, E. Kępczynska
      Pages 113-122
    5. J. Deikman, S. A. Coupe, R. Xu
      Pages 123-131
    6. S. K. Clendennen, P. B. Kipp, G. D. May
      Pages 141-148

About this book


Ethylene is a simple gaseous plant hormone produced by higher plants, bacteria and fungi. Thanks to new tools that have become available in biochemistry and molecular genetics, parts of the ethylene biosynthesis, perception and signal transduction reactions have been elucidated. This knowledge has been applied to enhance the quality of a number of agronomically important crops. In Biology and Biotechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene, leading figures in the field provide surveys of the current state of ethylene biosynthesis and action, perception and signal transduction pathways, senescence, biotechnological control, and the involvement of ethylene in pathogenesis and stress.
Audience: Indispensable to all academic, industrial and agricultural researchers as well as undergraduates and graduates in plant biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and food science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. K. Kanellis
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Chang
    • 3
  • H. Kende
    • 4
  • D. Grierson
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Viticulture Vegetable Crops & FloricultureNational Agricultural Research FoundationHeraklion, CreteGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyFoundation for Research and Technology — HellasHeraklion, CreteGreece
  3. 3.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of MarylandUSA
  4. 4.MSU-DOE, Plant Research LaboratoryMichigan State UniversityUSA
  5. 5.BBSRC Research Group in Plant Gene Regulation, Department of Physiology and Environmental ScienceUniversity of NottinghamLoughboroughUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6336-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5546-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-6576
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