Table 1.

Ethylene Binding Activity of Members within Various Kingdoms

SpeciesEthylene BindingaSpeciesEthylene Bindinga
ArcheabacteriaFungi
    Halobacterium salinarium    Aspergillus flavus
Eubacteria    Neurospora crassa+
    Agrobacterium tumefaciens    Penicillum chrysogenum
    Bacillus luteus    Rhizopus stolonifer+
    Deinococcus radiodurans    Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Escherichia coli    Schizophyllum commune
    Flavobacterium sppMetazoan
    Streptomyces coelicolor    Caenorhabditis elegans
Protists    Drosophila melanogaster
    Dictyostelium discoideumGreen algae
    Pythium torulosom    Acetabularia acetabulum
    Rhodomonas sp    Chara spp++
    Tetrahymena thermophila    Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
CyanobacteriaPlants
    Anabaena PCC 7122+++    Amblystegium spp++
    Chamaesiphon PCC 7430    Arabidopsis thaliana++
    Fischerella PCC 7414+++    Elodea canadensis++
    Lungbya PCC 7419++    Gingko biloba++
    Nodularia PCC 73104++    Juniperus chinensis++
    Nostoc PCC 7120+++    Lycopodium lucidulum++
    Oscillatoria PCC 7105+++    Marchantia polymorpha++
    Plectonema PCC 73110    Marsilea drummondii++
    Pseudanabaena PCC 6903    Nephrolepis exaltata++
    Spirulina PCC 6313+++    Nicotiana tobacum++
    Synechococcus PCC 6301    Physcomitrella patens++
    Synechococcus PCC 6908    Polytrichum spp++
    Synechococcus PCC 7942    Psilotum nudum++
    Synechocystis PCC 6803++    Sphagnum spp++
    Vallisneria spp++
  • a Binding level: +++, 10-fold or more binding over background; ++, 3- to 10-fold binding over background; +, 1.5- to 3-fold binding over background; –, no measurable binding.