Ethylene Action in Plants

  • Nafees A. Khan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Edward C. Sisler, Varvara P. Grichko, Margrethe Serek
    Pages 1-34
  3. Danny Tholen, Hendrik Poorter, Laurentius A. C. J. Voesenek
    Pages 35-49
  4. Antonio Ferrante, Alessandra Francini
    Pages 51-67
  5. Jinxiang Wang, Ruichi Pan
    Pages 69-79
  6. Jeroen Den Herder, Sofie Goormachtig, Marcelle Holsters
    Pages 119-134
  7. Pravendra Nath, Prabodh K. Trivedi, Vidhu A. Sane, Anirudha P. Sane
    Pages 151-184
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 203-206

About this book


The plant hormone ethylene plays a prominent role among several intrinsic and extrinsic factors that control growth and physiology of plants. Its biological activity was discovered over a century ago. However, extensive studies on its mode of action came later.

To date, it is well documented that ethylene is a versatile signaling molecule that plays an important role in many physiological processes - like growth, senescence, fruit ripening, stress responses, symbioses, and photosynthesis. Molecular-genetic analyses have revealed mechanisms responsible for ethylene production, perception, and signal transduction. The present work brings into focus the recent developments on the biochemical, physiological, and molecular basis for ethylene action in plants.


Fruit Plant physiology Symbiose abiotic stress development growth growth and development photosynthesis physiology plant plant growth plant hormones plants regulation senescence

Editors and affiliations

  • Nafees A. Khan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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