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Ethylene signalling: EIN2 dual targeting

Ethylene is a gaseous plant hormone. The finding that unveils regulation of ethylene signalling at the translational level adds complexity to the ethylene signalling ‘regulatome’ and generates insightful questions that may advance our understanding of the pathway.

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Figure 1: Possible roles of EIN2C dual targeting in ethylene signalling.


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Zhang, J., Wen, CK. Ethylene signalling: EIN2 dual targeting. Nature Plants 1, 15192 (2015).

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