Light perception and signalling in higher plants

Péter Gyula, Eberhard Schäfer, Ferenc Nagy

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Abstract

Plants monitor changes in the ambient light environment using sensory photoreceptor families: the phototropins and cryptochromes, which absorb UV-A or blue light; the phytochromes, which sense red/far-red light; and the UV-B photoreceptors, which have not yet been identified. Recent advances suggest that photoreceptor-induced signalling cascades regulate light-modulated gene expression. These regulatory networks interact at the levels of transcription, posttranslational modification and nucleo-cytoplasmic compartmentalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-52
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in plant biology
Volume6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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