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Ethylene Control of Fruit Ripening: Revisiting the Complex Network of Transcriptional Regulation

Liu, Mingchun and Pirrello, Julien and Chervin, Christian and Roustan, Jean-Paul and Bouzayen, Mondher Ethylene Control of Fruit Ripening: Revisiting the Complex Network of Transcriptional Regulation. (2015) Plant Physiology, 169 (4). 2380-2390. ISSN 0032-0889

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Abstract

The plant hormone ethylene plays a key role in climacteric fruit ripening. Studies on components of ethylene signaling have revealed a linear transduction pathway leading to the activation of ethylene response factors. However, the means by which ethylene selects the ripening-related genes and interacts with other signaling pathways to regulate the ripening process are still to be elucidated. Using tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) as a reference species, the present review aims to revisit the mechanisms by which ethylene regulates fruit ripening by taking advantage of new tools available to perform in silico studies at the genomewide scale, leading to a global view on the expression pattern of ethylene biosynthesis and response genes throughout ripening. Overall, it provides new insights on the transcriptional network by which this hormone coordinates the ripening process and emphasizes the interplay between ethylene and ripening-associated developmental factors and the link between epigenetic regulation and ethylene during fruit ripening.

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Additional Information:Thanks to American Society of Plant Biologists editor. The definitive version is available at http://my.aspb.org/ The original PDF of the article can be found at Plant Physiology website : http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/169/4/2380
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Sichuan University - SCU (CHINA)
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