Automated analysis of hypocotyl growth dynamics during shade avoidance in Arabidopsis.

@article{Cole2011AutomatedAO,
  title={Automated analysis of hypocotyl growth dynamics during shade avoidance in Arabidopsis.},
  author={Benjamin J. Cole and Steve A Kay and Joanne Chory},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={991-1000}
}
Plants that are adapted to environments where light is abundant are especially sensitive to competition for light from neighboring vegetation. As a result, these plants initiate a series of changes known as the shade avoidance syndrome, during which plants elongate their stems and petioles at the expense of leaf development. Although the developmental outcomes of exposure to prolonged shade are known, the signaling dynamics during the initial exposure of seedlings to shade is less well studied… CONTINUE READING