Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 199–203 | Cite as

The effect of methyl jasmonate on ethylene and l-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid production in apple fruits

  • M. Saniewski
  • J. Czapski
  • J. Nowacki
  • E. Lange


Methyl jasmonate (JA-Me) at concentration of 0.5 % and 1.0 % in lanolin paste applied to the surface of postclimacteric apples cultivars McIntosh, Spartan, and Cortland inhibited ethylene production in slices of cortex with a skin cut to a depth of about 2 mm. The level of 1-aminocyclopropane-l-carboxylic acid (ACC) was decreased in tissues of apples treated with methyl jasmonate. Methyl jasmonate stimulated ethylene production in preclimacteric apples cv. McIntosh.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Saniewski
    • 1
  • J. Czapski
    • 2
  • J. Nowacki
    • 1
  • E. Lange
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute of Pomology and FloricultureSkierniewicePoland
  2. 2.Research Institute of Vegetable CropsSkierniewicePoland

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