Published Online: 15 APR 2003
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Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Krupa, S. V. 2003. Ethylene. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Ethylene is a unique air pollutant, because it is also a naturally occurring plant hormone responsible for regulating growth and senescence. It is even produced in response to stress. Ethylene is released directly into the atmosphere and is defined as a primary air pollutant. Ethylene is also unique, because of its positive or negative physiologic or growth-regulating effects on flowers and fruits.
- air pollutant;
- plant hormone;
- growth-regulating effects;
- physiologic effects;