Send to

Choose Destination
Plant J. 1998 Oct;16(2):201-8.

Multiple photoreceptors mediate the light-induced reduction of GUS-COP1 from Arabidopsis hypocotyl nuclei.

Author information

Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8104, USA.


The subcellular localization of COP1, a key photomorphogenic repressor, is regulated by light in Arabidopsis seedlings. Photoreceptor loss-of-function mutants and dominant gain-of-function overexpression transgenes were both used to analyze the influences of the three photoreceptors, phyA, phyB, and CRY1, on the light-regulated subcellular localization of COP1. Through a semiquantitative analysis of the nuclear abundance of GUS-COP1 in the various genetic backgrounds, the specific roles of the individual photoreceptors have been established. The data suggest that multiple photoreceptors influence the light-regulated subcellular localization of COP1 in white light. Under specific wavelengths of light, phyA, phyB, and CRY1 each play critical roles in mediating far-red, red, and blue light signals, respectively. Our data also support an interdependency between CRY1 and the phytochromes in mediating the light-regulated subcellular localization of COP1 and thus seedling development.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Publication types, MeSH terms, Substances, Grant support

Publication types

MeSH terms


Grant support

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wiley
Loading ...
Support Center