The breadth and depth of knowledge concerning ethylene synthesis and action, coupled with the rapid pace of new progress makes a survey of the field a daunting task. Therefore, experts who were actively engaged in different aspects of ethylene research from different countries, spanning four continents were enlisted to complete this monograph. This book discusses a historical perspective as well as future trends and possibilities in this field.
1. Biochemistry of Ethylene Biosynthesis 2. Regulation of Ethylene Biosynthesis 3. Stress/Wound Ethylene 4. Ethylene metabolism 5. Ethylene-Binding Components in Plants 6. Ethylene and Gene Expression 7. Ethylene Interactions with Other Endogenous Growth Substances 8. Ethylene and Seed Germination 9. Ethylene in Root Growth and Development 10. Ethylene in Vegetative Growth 11. Ethylene in Leaf Ontogeny and Abscission 12. Ethylene in Flower Development and Senescence 13. Ethylene in Fruit Ontogeny and Abscission 14. Ethylene and Plant Tissue Culture 15. Microbial Ethylene Production 16. Ethylene in Pathogenesis and Disease Resistance 17. Ethylene and Agriculture