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A Volatile Growth Inhibitor Ethylene, a growth inhibitor, is the simplest known olefin. It is lighter than air under physiological conditions. It is flammable and readily undergoes oxidation to ethylene oxide, and can be hydrolyzed to ethylene glycol. In most plant tissues ethylene can be completely oxidized to CO2. Ethylene is released easily from the tissue and diffuses in gas ...

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