Cryptochrome, Some Terminological Thoughts

  • H. Senger
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


From the beginning of the investigation of responses of plants to blue light there was the dilemma that a proper expression for the photoreceptor did not exist. The term “blue-UV light photoreceptor” is rather long-winded, particularly when contrasted with the attractive term “phytochrome” for red light-triggered photomorphogenic responses.



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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Senger
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich Biologie-Botanikder Philipps-UniversitätMarburg/LahnGermany

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