Blue-Light Regulated Gene Expression

  • Lon S. Kaufman
  • Kathleen A. Marrs
  • Katherine M. F. Warpeha
  • Jie Gao
  • Keshab Bhattacharya
  • Judi Tilghman
  • John F. MarshIII

Abstract

Plants rely heavily on light as an environmental cue. This is in addition to the use of light as an energy source via photosynthesis. The use of light to cue various developmental and/or environment adapting processes is referred to as photomorphogenesis. The occurrence of photomorphogenesis dictates that light is perceived and converted to a biochemical signal capable of eliciting the proper response. The components of the signal transduction mechanisms responsible for photomorphogenesis are poorly understood. We are interested in discerning the mechanism of blue-light regulated changes in gene expression.

Keywords

Blue Light Signal Transduction Mechanism Blue Light Irradiation Blue Light Regulation Phototropic Curvature 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lon S. Kaufman
    • 1
  • Kathleen A. Marrs
    • 1
  • Katherine M. F. Warpeha
    • 1
  • Jie Gao
    • 1
  • Keshab Bhattacharya
    • 1
  • Judi Tilghman
    • 1
  • John F. MarshIII
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences, Laboratory for Molecular BiologyUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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