Ethylene biosynthesis and ACC synthase gene expression in citrus fruit

E. Katz, D. Weiss, J. Riov, E. Goldschmidt

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We studied ethylene biosynthesis in citrus fruit at the physiological and molecular levels. Two clones coding for ACC synthase were isolated, and their expression investigated. Satsuma fruitlets, but not mature fruit, produced high levels of ethylene after harvest, beginning at 48 h and peaking after 120 h. Expression of the ACC synthase gene appears to be induced following harvest. Wounded fruitlet peel discs produced wound ethylene, peaking 6 h after excision. ACC synthase gene expression was detected in the peel disc system within 3 h.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationFirst International Citrus Biotechnology Symposium
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789066059627
StatePublished - 2000

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Citrus unshiu
  • Fruit peel disc
  • Fruitlet
  • Non-climacteric fruit
  • Wounding


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