Phototropism pp 131-139 | Cite as

Determination of Phototropism by UV-B Radiation

  • Lucas Vanhaelewyn
  • Dominique Van Der Straeten
  • Filip VandenbusscheEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1924)


UV-B phototropism in etiolated Arabidopsis seedlings has only been shown recently and needs further exploration. Here we elaborate on how to generate a customized setup with a unilateral UV-B light source, the required plant materials, different growth substrates, and a framework for data analysis.

Key words

UV-B Phototropism Arabidopsis seedlings UV-B light sources Growth substrates Medium reflectance Medium fluorescence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucas Vanhaelewyn
    • 1
  • Dominique Van Der Straeten
    • 1
  • Filip Vandenbussche
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Functional Plant Biology, Department of BiologyGhent UniversityGentBelgium

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