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The important effects of ethylene in plants are;

  1. It causes fruits to ripen.
  2. It causes plants to die.
  3. It causes loss of chlorophyll.
  4. It causes abortion of plant parts.
  5. It causes stem shortening.
  6. It causes abscission of plant parts.
  7. It causes epinasty.
  8. It causes the induction of femaleness in dioecious flowers.
  9. It causes damage to crops.
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