Fifty years ago, ethylene research ripened

Excerpt from the June 12, 1965, issue of Science News Letter

fruit ripening

GETTING READY  Ethylene, a gas, acts as a plant hormone. It tells fruits to ripen, roots to grow and seeds to germinate.

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