Shades of green: untying the knots of green photoperception

Battle, M. W., Vegliani, F. and Jones, M. A. (2020) Shades of green: untying the knots of green photoperception. Journal of Experimental Botany, 71(19), pp. 5764-5770. (doi: 10.1093/jxb/eraa312) (PMID:32619226) (PMCID:PMC7541914)

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The development of economical LED technology has enabled the application of different light qualities and quantities to control plant growth. Although we have a comprehensive understanding of plants’ perception of red and blue light, the lack of a dedicated green light sensor has frustrated our utilisation of intermediate wavelengths, with many contradictory reports in the literature. We discuss the contribution of red and blue photoreceptors to green light perception and highlight how green light can be used to improve crop quality. Importantly, our meta-analysis demonstrates that green light perception should instead be considered as a combination of distinct ‘green-’ and ‘yellow-’light induced responses. This distinction will enable clearer interpretation of plants’ behaviour in response to green light as we seek to optimise plant growth and nutritional quality in horticultural contexts.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vegliani, Franco and Jones, Dr Matt
Authors: Battle, M. W., Vegliani, F., and Jones, M. A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:Journal of Experimental Botany
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1460-2431
Published Online:03 July 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Experimental Botany 71(19): 5764-5770
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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307958How does PAP, a stress-induced metabolite, regulate gene expression?Matthew JonesBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/S005404/1Institute of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology