, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 256–257 | Cite as

Stimulatory effect of methyl jasmonate on the ethylene production in tomato fruits

  • M. Saniewski
  • J. Czapski


Methyl jasmonate at a concentration of 0.5% in lanolin paste was applied to detached mature green and red ripe tomatoes cv. Tempo. One to 10 days after treatment, slices were cut at a depth of about 2 mm for ethylene determination. It was found that methyl jasmonate strongly stimulated ethylene production both in green and red fruits, production was about 1.6 to 7.9 times higher than in control tissue.

Key words

Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum methyl jasmonate ethylene production 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Saniewski
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Czapski
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant PhysiologyResearch Institute of Pomology and FloricultureSkierniewice(Poland)
  2. 2.Department of Food ScienceInstitute of Vegetable CropsSkierniewice(Poland)

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