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Ethylene, stress and enzymatic activities in Hevea latex: the diversity of responses

, : Ethylene, stress and enzymatic activities in Hevea latex: the diversity of responses. Cellular and molecular aspects of the plant hormone ethylene Proceedings of the International symposium on cellular and molecular aspects of biosynthesis and action of the plant hormone ethylene, Agen, France, August 31 September 4, 1992: 257-258

Ethrel (ethephon), an ethylene releaser, is used on a large scale in H. brasiliensis as a latex production stimulant. Its application before tapping causes an extension of latex flow time and activation of latex regeneration in laticiferous cells between 2 tappings. The activation is able to cause considerable and transitory modifications in the metabolism of the laticifers.

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