Microbial Biosynthesis of Ethylene and Its Influence on Plant Growth

  • Muhammad Arshad
  • W. T. FrankenbergerJr.
Part of the Advances in Microbial Ecology book series (AMIE, volume 12)


Ethylene (C2H4) is a plant hormone that is involved in the regulation of many physiological processes. It is the simplest unsaturated carbon compound in nature which is a gas under physiological conditions of temperature and pressure, and exerts a major influence on many aspects of plant growth and development. Ethylene is produced by all higher plants and many soil microorganisms. In trace amounts, it interacts with the other plant hormones, particularly auxins.


Ethylene Production Organic Amendment Ethylene Biosynthesis Plant Pathol Waterlogged Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Arshad
    • 1
  • W. T. FrankenbergerJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Soil and Environmental SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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