Special Issue "Plant Light Signalling"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2013)
Dr. Beronda Montgomery
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: light; photomorphogenesis; photoreceptors; signaling; growth and development; arabidopsis
External light conditions impact growth and development throughout the life cycle of plants. Significant advances have been made in our understanding of light signalling and light-mediated signal transduction in recent years. These advances have been spurred by molecular genetic approaches and innovative tools available for model plant and prokaryotic systems. There have been significant advances in the identification of distinct plant photoreceptors and elucidation of the roles of associated effectors, whose activities direct light-dependent differences in gene expression, biochemistry and metabolism, hormone signaling and, ultimately, phenotypic responses. The complex signaling networks regulated by light and plant photoreceptors continue to be unraveled. This issue will focus on recent advances in photoreceptor signaling pathways, light-hormone interactions, and new insights into photobiology spanning the molecular, cellular, tissue-/organ-specific, intercellular and whole organism levels.
Dr. Beronda Montgomery
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- light signaling
- growth and development
Last update: 17 April 2013