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ethene

Or ethylene, a hydrocarbon gas (CH2=CH2), produced by the oxidation of methionine in climacteric fruits as a hormone to speed ripening, the climacteric increase in respiration. This explains why some fruits ripen faster when stored in plastic bags.Used commercially in very small amounts (1 ppm) to speed fruit ripening after harvesting.