Despite its simple two-carbon structure, the olefin ethylene is a potent modulator of plant growth and development (Ecker, 1995 ). The plant hormone ethylene is involved in many aspects of the plant life cycle, including seed germination, root hair development, root nodulation, flower senescence, abscission, and fruit ripening (reviewed in Johnson and Ecker, 1998 ). The production of ethylene is tightly regulated by internal signals during development and in response to environmental stimuli from biotic (e.g., pathogen attack) and abiotic stresses, such as wounding, hypoxia, ozone, chilling, or freezing. To understand the roles of ethylene in plant functions, it is important to know how this gaseous hormone is synthesized, how its production is regulated, and how the signal is transduced. Morphological changes in dark-grown (etiolated) seedlings treated with ethylene or its metabolic precursor, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC), have been termed the triple response. The exaggerated curvature of the apical hook, radial swelling of the hypocotyl, and shortening of the hypocotyl and root are the unmistakable hallmarks of this ethylene response. Over the past decade, the triple response phenotype has been used to screen for mutants that are defective in ethylene responses (Bleecker et al., 1988 ; Guzman and Ecker,
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