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(Science: chemical plant biology) plant growth substance (phytohormone, plant hormone), involved in promoting growth, epinasty, fruit ripening, senescence and breaking of dormancy. Its action is closely linked with that of auxin. A flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic.Ethylene is a type of hydrocarbon that can act as a plant hormone. In plants, it prevents cells from elongating and promotes leaf Abscission, while sometimes being responsible for the ripening of fruit.

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Plants DO talk !

there's difference between commucation and talking :roll: of course plants do not talk, but they do communicate (e.g. by ethylene, but there are other ways, for example the roots in soil)

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by JackBean
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Plants DO talk !
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DNA Extraction/Isolation

No idea but never heard for dna extraction we must heat it... Whats TE buffer u talking about Tris EDTA Ethylene Diamide Tetra Acetic acid???...According to me For Dna extraction we must carry out process in cold temperate zones...

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by vinayaksabnis
Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DNA Extraction/Isolation
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Re: Hormone response failure

... plant tisues. But most comonly a failure of hormonal response is because of plant tisues not being sensitive to the aplied hormone. Example, if Ethylene is aplied to a fruit in the early stage of fruit development the cellmembrane will not have open Ethylene resepters and thus the fruit can't ...

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by Marnitz
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Hormone response failure
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Views: 3788


... it will get mature more fast, that's why you don't have to put the cacahuates next to other fruits like bannanas :). that's not ethanol! That's ethylene!

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by JackBean
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Effect of ethanol on proteins
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Views: 8548

I need to know information about specific phytohormones

CKs - transported by both phloem and xylem (though different species) AA - production at old, senescing parts? ethylene - produced before maturation? transported by air ;)

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by JackBean
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: I need to know information about specific phytohormones
Replies: 1
Views: 2008
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