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The effects of ethylene gas, 2-chloroethylphosphonic acid, and the auxin, benzothiazole-2-oxyacetic acid, on the ripening of grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) was investigated.

The results presented in this paper show the physiological importance of the slow growth stage of berry development.

During this stage the berry ages and reverses i s response to ethylene and develops its potential to undergo the ripening changes.

The role of auxin and possibly other hormones should be considered as well as ethylene in the regulation of fruit ripening

Effects of Ethylene and 2-Chloroethylphosphonic Acid on the Ripening of Grapes

1970, Plant Physiology, vol 45, pages 620 – 623

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