Cell.: auth.: C. Fankhauser

Cell. 2016 Jan 14;164(1-2):15-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.12.043.

Shadow on the Plant: A Strategy to Exit.


The light spectrum perceived by plants is affected by crowding, which results in the shade avoidance syndrome (SAS). Findings presented by Pedmale et al. bring cryptochromes to the forefront of SAS and elucidate a fascinating molecular crosstalk between photoreceptor systems operating in different wavebands.

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