Photocontrol of stem growth

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2001 Oct;4(5):436-40. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(00)00197-7.

Abstract

Rapid and measurable growth rate changes that occur in seedling stems upon illumination serve as an excellent means to analyze signal transduction. Growth kinetic studies have shown how red, far-red and blue light signals are transduced via the solitary and/or coordinated action of known plant photoreceptors. These reports are consistent with current findings describing light-induced photoreceptor interaction and compartmentation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / growth & development
  • Arabidopsis / physiology*
  • Arabidopsis Proteins*
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / genetics
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / metabolism
  • Cryptochromes
  • Drosophila Proteins*
  • Eye Proteins*
  • Flavoproteins / physiology*
  • Kinetics
  • Light
  • Models, Biological
  • Photoreceptor Cells, Invertebrate*
  • Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins*
  • Phytochrome / physiology*
  • Plant Proteins*
  • Plant Stems / growth & development*
  • Plant Stems / physiology
  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled

Substances

  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • CRY1 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Cell Cycle Proteins
  • Cryptochromes
  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Eye Proteins
  • Flavoproteins
  • Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins
  • Plant Proteins
  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled
  • SPA1 protein, Arabidopsis
  • cry protein, Drosophila
  • Phytochrome