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Involvement of Vacuoles in Ethylene Metabolism in Plant Cells

  • Moudher Bouzayen
  • André Latché
  • Jean-Claude Pech
  • Gilbert Alibert
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 134)


The previous demonstration that isolated plant protoplasts were able to produce ethylene (Anderson et al., 1979) has opened new perspectives in the knowledge of the compartmentation of ethylene metabolism. More recently, new technologies of vacuole isolation led to the demonstration that 1-amino-cyclopropanel-carboxylic acid (ACC), the immediate precursor of the plant hormone (Adams et al., 1979) is located both in the vacuole and the cytoplasm (Guy and Kende, 1984 a; Bouzayen et al., 1986). ACC can also be found as a malonyl conjugate (Arheim et al., 1981; Hoffman et al., 1982) which is sequestered in the vacuole, its unique site of storage (Bouzayen et al., 1986).


Ethylene Production Specific Radioactivity Apple Fruit Protoplast Suspension Ethylene Metabolism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moudher Bouzayen
    • 1
  • André Latché
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Pech
    • 1
  • Gilbert Alibert
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole Nationale Supérieure AgronomiqueFrance
  2. 2.Centre de Physiologie Végétale Université Paul SabatierUnité Associée C.N.R.S. No. 241ToulouseFrance

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