Molecular and Genetic Analysis of the Constitutive Ethylene Response Mutation Ctr1

  • Joseph J. Kieber
  • Joseph R. Ecker
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 81)


The simple olefin ethylene has been known to affect plant growth and development since the early part of this century when the various effects of illuminating gas on pea seedling development were first described (Neljubow, 1901). Since then, it has been shown to influence a diverse array of plant growth and developmental processes, including germination, senescence, epinasty, leaf abscission, stress responses, sex determination in monoecious species and fruit ripening (Abeles et al., 1992). The biosynthetic pathway for ethylene has been elucidated and genes encoding the two key enzymes, ACC synthase and ACC oxidase, have been cloned from a number of plant species (Theologis, 1992).


Female Gamete Restriction Fragment Length Polymorph Ethylene Signal Transduction Triple Response Catalytic Loop 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph J. Kieber
    • 1
  • Joseph R. Ecker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Plant Science InstituteUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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