The Role of Specialized Photoreceptors in the Protection of Energy‐Rich Tissues
AbstractThe perception and absorption of light by plants is a driving force in plant evolutionary history, as plants have evolved multiple photoreceptors to perceive different light attributes including duration, intensity, direction and quality. Plant photoreceptors interpret these signals from the light environment and mold plant architecture to maximize foliar light capture. As active sites of the production and accumulation of energy‐rich products, leaves are targets of pests and pathogens, which have driven the selection of physiological processes to protect these energy‐rich tissues. In the last ten years, several research groups have accumulated evidence showing that plant photoreceptors control specific molecular programs that define plant growth and immune processes. Here, we discuss recent knowledge addressing these roles in Arabidopsis and show that (1) plant immune responses affect energy acquisition and partitioning; (2) plant photoreceptors interpret the light environment and control growth and immune processes; and finally; (3) defense and light signaling pathways can be genetically manipulated to obtain plants able to grow and defend at the same time. This basic knowledge from Arabidopsis plants should lead new lines of applied research in crops. View Full-Text
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Major, I.T.; Campos, M.L.; Moreno, J.E. The Role of Specialized Photoreceptors in the Protection of Energy‐Rich Tissues. Agronomy 2017, 7, 23.
Major IT, Campos ML, Moreno JE. The Role of Specialized Photoreceptors in the Protection of Energy‐Rich Tissues. Agronomy. 2017; 7(1):23.Chicago/Turabian Style
Major, Ian T.; Campos, Marcelo L.; Moreno, Javier E. 2017. "The Role of Specialized Photoreceptors in the Protection of Energy‐Rich Tissues." Agronomy 7, no. 1: 23.
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