Transgenic plants with altered ethylene biosynthesis or perception
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The plant hormone ethylene is an essential signaling molecule involved in many plant processes including: germination, flower development, fruit ripening and responses to many environmental stimuli. Moreover, large increases in ethylene levels occur during plant stress responses, fruit ripening and flower wilting. Manipulation of ethylene biosynthesis or perception allows us to modulate these processes and thereby create plants with more robust and/or desirable traits, giving us a glimpse into the role of ethylene in the plant. Here, recent and landmark advances in genetic alteration of members of the ethylene pathway in plants and the physiological consequences of these alterations are examined.
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