Unformatted text preview: facilitate harvest and shipping of fruits. Using gene technology, tomatoes lacking ethylene receptor genes have fruits with a shelf life of 100 days! Ethylene promoting ripening Tomatoes on left lack ethylene receptor genes • Ethylene promotes female flower production in some members of the Cucurbitaceae, whereas high gibberellins may promote formation of male flowers. • Ethylene is also responsible for the hypocotyl arch or apical hook common eudicot shoot germination....
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- Fall '09
- Ethylene, 100 days, ethylene receptor genes