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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Phytochrome Signal Transduction Network

Author
item Quail, Peter - ARS-UCB PLNT GENE EXP CTR

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 2004
Publication Date: June 30, 2006
Citation: Quail, P.H. 2006. General introduction. In: Schäfer, E., and Nagy, F., editors. Photomorphogenesis in Plants and Bacteria: Function and Signal Transduction Mechanisms. 3rd ed. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Ch 17, p. 335-356.

Interpretive Summary: This book chapter provides a comprehensive in-depth evaluation of contemporary research directed at defining the molecular mechanisms by which the phytochrome family of sensory photoreceptors perceive and transduce informational light signals from the environment to responsive nuclear genes.

Technical Abstract: This unique resource reviews progress made by scientists researching into how ambient changes in the wavelength, intensity, direction and duration of light environment affect plant growth and development - explaining how combinations of new research with classical photobiology and physiology made feasible to interpret intriguing light dependent phenomena such as phototropism, determination of flowering time, shade avoidance etc. at molecular level. Written by over 20 leading experts in the field "Photomorphogenesis in Plants and Bacteria 3rd edition" covers major breakthroughs achieved in the last decade including identification of novel photoreceptors and a variety of molecular mechanisms that mediate photoreceptors controlled signaling induced by the absorption of light photon. Generously referenced with more than 2389 bibliographic citations "Photomorphogenesis in Plants and Bacteria 3rd edition" is an indispensable tool for molecular, cell and applied biologists, geneticists, chronobiologists and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interested in these disciplines. This book chapter provides a comprehensive in-depth evaluation of contemporary research directed at defining the molecular mechanisms by which the phytochrome family of sensory photoreceptors perceive and transduce informational light signals from the environment to responsive nuclear genes.

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