Skotomorphogenesis: the dark side of light signalling

Eve-Marie Josse, Karen J Halliday

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The ability to switch from skotomorphogenic to photomorphogenic development is essential for seedling survival. Central to this mechanism are the phytochrome interacting factors that are important for maintaining the skotomorphogenic state and regulating the switch to photomorphogenesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R1144-6
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Arabidopsis
  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors
  • Cotyledon
  • Darkness
  • Genes, Plant
  • Hypocotyl
  • Light
  • Mutation
  • Phototropism
  • Plant Roots
  • Seedling


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