Physiol Plant.: auth.: group Fankhauser

 2020 Mar 24. doi: 10.1111/ppl.13098. [Epub ahead of print]

Stem phototropism towards blue and ultraviolet light.


Positive phototropism is the process through which plants orient their organs towards a directional light source. While the blue light receptors phototropins (phot) play a major role in phototropism towards blue (B) and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, recent research showed that the UVB light receptor UVR8 also triggers phototropism towards UVB. In addition, new details of the molecular mechanisms underlying the activity of these receptors and interaction with other environmental signals have emerged in the past years. In this review we summarize the current knowledge about hypocotyledoneous and inflorescence stem growth reorientation towards B and UVB, with focus on the molecular mechanisms. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

PMID: 32208516