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Is ethylene binding after treatment of pre-climacteric bananas to stimulate ripening reversible or permanent?

René Tong, Charles S. Whitehead
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 31, No 1 | a301 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v31i1.301 | © 2012 René Tong, Charles S. Whitehead | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

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René Tong, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Charles S. Whitehead, University of Johannesburg, South Africa


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Abstract

The results of this study indicate that the binding of ethylene to its receptors after a short exposure to ethylene is reversible, while exposure for a longer time period results in irreversible binding. However, if exposure to ethylene exceeds a certain threshold time period, the ethylene binding becomes permanent.

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