Production of Ethylene by Fungi

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Science  22 Mar 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3821, pp. 1357-1358
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3821.1357


Ethylene was detected by gas chromatography, and verified by chemical means, as a metabolic product of 22 species of fungi. Because 58 of 228 species of fungi produced a gaseous compound with retention time identical to that of authentic ethylene, we believe that this compound is a common metabolic product of fungi.

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