Ethylene Function

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  • Ethylene
    • Promotes flowering
    • Promotes fruit abscission - used commercially
    • stimulate adventitious root formation
    • promotes senescence
    • synthesied when a shoot tip meets an obstacle so cell walls thicken and stem grows around obstacle - shoots keeps testing for obstacle until clear
    • breaks dormancy of buds in some plants
    • C02 inhibits ethylene production

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