Cereal phytochromes: targets of selection, targets for manipulation?

  title={Cereal phytochromes: targets of selection, targets for manipulation?},
  author={Ruairidh J. H. Sawers and Moira J. Sheehan and Thomas P. Brutnell},
  journal={Trends in plant science},
  volume={10 3},
Plants respond to shading through an adaptive syndrome termed shade avoidance. In high-density crop plantings, shade avoidance generally increases extension growth at the expense of yield and can be at odds with the agronomic performance of the crop as a whole. Studies in Arabidopsis are beginning to reveal the essential role phytochromes play in regulating this process and to identify genes underlying the response. In this article, we focus on how phytochrome signaling networks have been… CONTINUE READING

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