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Cryptochrome, Some Terminological Thoughts

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Plant Physiology Biological System Chemical Nature Photosynthetic Pigment Action Spectrum 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

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

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