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The Yes and No of the Ethylene Involvement in Abscission

Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment—DAFNAE, University of Padova, Agripolis, Legnaro, 35020 Padova, Italy
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Plants 2019, 8(6), 187; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8060187
Received: 2 June 2019 / Revised: 19 June 2019 / Accepted: 22 June 2019 / Published: 25 June 2019
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Abstract

Abscission has significant implications in agriculture and several efforts have been addressed by researchers to understand its regulatory steps in both model and crop species. Among the main players in abscission, ethylene has exhibited some fascinating features, in that it was shown to be involved at different stages of abscission induction and, in some cases, with interesting roles also within the abscising organ at the very early stages of the process. This review summarizes the current knowledge about the role of ethylene both at the level of the abscission zone and within the shedding organ, pointing out the missing pieces of the very complicated puzzle of the abscission process in the different species. View Full-Text
Keywords: ethylene; abscission; abscission zone; signaling; signal propagation; models ethylene; abscission; abscission zone; signaling; signal propagation; models
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Botton, A.; Ruperti, B. The Yes and No of the Ethylene Involvement in Abscission. Plants 2019, 8, 187.

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