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Scientists Discover Key Cog In Receptor That Governs Ripening

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February 17, 1999
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Digging deep into the protein molecules that govern ripening and aging in plants, scientists have found an ion of copper -- and a genetic link to some of the oldest life forms on the planet. The discovery reveals another key component of the ethylene receptor, a protein sensor that helps plants detect the slightest whiffs of ethylene, a gaseous hormone that prompts fruit to ripen and flowers to form.

MADISON - Digging deep into the protein molecules that govern ripening and aging in plants, scientists have found an ion of copper -- and a genetic link to some of the oldest life forms on the planet.


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