EFE mechanism

EFE mechanism

Mechanisms of the ethylene-forming enzyme (EFE) reactions

Mechanisms of the ethylene-forming enzyme (EFE) reactions. New research lays out the chemical steps used by this naturally occurring enzyme to convert a common chemical compound into ethylene—a plant hormone important for fruit ripening and an industrial chemical used in the production of plastics and textiles.

IMAGE: Rachelle Copeland, Penn State