Physiological Changes in Plants Related To UV-B Radiation: An Overview

  • Manfred Tevini
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 18)


Since local and global ozone depletion scenarios have given rise to the expectancy of increasing UV-B radiation (280–320 nm) on the earth’s surface, biological impacts on plants have gained high scientific as well as political interest. Increases in UV-B radiation have already been observed in Antarctica during the ozone hole development as well as in the Northern hemisphere.2–5


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Tevini
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanical Institute IIUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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