Send to

Choose Destination
Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2003 Oct;6(5):446-52.

Light perception and signalling in higher plants.

Author information

Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Temesvári krt. 62, Szeged, H-6726, Hungary.


Plants monitor changes in the ambient light environment using sensory photoreceptor families: the phototropins and cryptochromes, which absorb UV-A or blue light; the phytochromes, which sense red/far-red light; and the UV-B photoreceptors, which have not yet been identified. Recent advances suggest that photoreceptor-induced signalling cascades regulate light-modulated gene expression. These regulatory networks interact at the levels of transcription, posttranslational modification and nucleo-cytoplasmic compartmentalisation.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center