Plant Cell Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 144–146 | Cite as

Salicylic acid: A new inhibitor of ethylene biosynthesis

  • Charles A. Leslie
  • Roger J. Romani


Salicylic acid and acetylsalicylic acid at concentrations of 10−6M to 10−4M effectively inhibit ethylene production by pear cell suspension cultures. Results suggest these acids act by blocking the conversion of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid to ethylene.


Ethylene Cell Suspension Salicylic Acid Suspension Culture Ethylene Production 
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1 aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid


acetylsalicylic acid


2,4-dinitrophenoxyacetic acid


dimethyl sulfoxide


indole acetic acid


salicylic acid


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles A. Leslie
    • 1
  • Roger J. Romani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PomologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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