Arabidopsis phytochromes C and E have different spectral characteristics from those of phytochromes A and B.

@article{Eichenberg2000ArabidopsisPC,
  title={Arabidopsis phytochromes C and E have different spectral characteristics from those of phytochromes A and B.},
  author={K. Eichenberg and Isabel B{\"a}urle and Neusa Margarida Paulo and Robert A Sharrock and Wolfhart R{\"u}diger and Eberhard Sch{\"a}fer},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={2000},
  volume={470 2},
  pages={107-12}
}
The red/far-red light absorbing phytochromes play a major role as sensor proteins in photomorphogenesis of plants. In Arabidopsis the phytochromes belong to a small gene family of five members, phytochrome A (phyA) to E (phyE). Knowledge of the dynamic properties of the phytochrome molecules is the basis of phytochrome signal transduction research. Beside photoconversion and destruction, dark reversion is a molecular property of some phytochromes. A possible role of dark reversion is the… CONTINUE READING