Blue Light-Induced Intracellular Movements

  • J. Zurzycki
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Abstract

In the group of intracellular movement phenomena induced by light the rearrangements of chloroplasts are among the most spectacular. Depending on the intensity and direction of light, the arrangement of chloroplasts — cell organelles having very distinct light absorption — can be modified in the space of time from 20 min to 2 h, which evokes marked changes in the microscopic appearance of the cell and measurable differences in light absorption by the tissues.

Keywords

Permeability Chlorophyll Transportation Respiration Photosynthesis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Zurzycki
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Institut of Molecular BiologyJagellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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