Energetics of Morphogenesis

  • Hans Mohr


This lecture is concerned with the energetics of a multicellular system during controlled morphogenesis. The system referred to is mainly the mustard seedling performing photo-morphogenesis. The controlling factor is the active phytochrome Pfr (operationally, continuous far-red light, cf. 4th lecture).


Gibbs Free Energy Energy Yield Ascorbate Oxidase Dehydroascorbic Acid Terminal Oxidase 
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Suggested Further Reading

  1. Barr, T.C.: Cave ecology and the evolution of troglobites. In: Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 2. Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Company 1968.Google Scholar
  2. Drumm, H., Brüning, K., Mohr, H.: Phytochrome-mediated induction of ascorbate oxidase in different organs of a dicotyledonous seedling (Sinapis alba L.). Planta (1972, in press).Google Scholar
  3. Friederich, K.E.: Investigations on the energetics of phytochrome-mediated photomorphogenesis in mustard seedlings (Sinapis alba L.). Planta 84, 81 (1969).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Zamenhof, S., Eichhorn, H.H.: Study of microbial evolution through loss of biosynthetic functions: establishment of “defective mutants”. Nature (Lond.) 216, 456 (1967).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Mohr
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  1. 1.Biologisches Institut II der Universität Freiburg i. Br.Germany

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