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UV-B photoreceptor-mediated signalling in plants

Published inTrends in plant science, vol. 17, no. 4, p. 230-237
Publication date2012
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Ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B) is a key environmental signal that is specifically perceived by plants to promote UV acclimation and survival in sunlight. Whereas the plant photoreceptors for visible light are rather well characterised, the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 was only recently described at the molecular level. Here, we review the current understanding of the UVR8 photoreceptor-mediated pathway in the context of UV-B perception mechanism, early signalling components and physiological responses. We further outline the commonalities in UV-B and visible light signalling as well as highlight differences between these pathways.

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HEIJDE, Marc, ULM, Roman. UV-B photoreceptor-mediated signalling in plants. In: Trends in plant science, 2012, vol. 17, n° 4, p. 230–237. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2012.01.007
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