Are some plant life forms more effective than others in screening out ultraviolet-B radiation?

@article{Day1992AreSP,
  title={Are some plant life forms more effective than others in screening out ultraviolet-B radiation?},
  author={Thomas A Day and Thomas C Vogelmann and Evan H. Delucia},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1992},
  volume={92},
  pages={513-519}
}
The unprecedented rate of depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer will likely lead to appreciable increases in the amount of ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B, 280–320 nm) reaching the earth's surface. In plants, photosynthetic reactions and nucleic acids in the mesophyll of leaves are deleteriously affected by UV-B. We used a fiber-optic microprobe to make direct measurements of the amount of UV-B reaching these potential targets in the mesophyll of intact foliage. A comparison of foliage from… CONTINUE READING
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