Examining the photoprotection hypothesis for adaxial foliar anthocyanin accumulation by revisiting comparisons of green- and red-leafed varieties of coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides)

@article{Logan2015ExaminingTP,
  title={Examining the photoprotection hypothesis for adaxial foliar anthocyanin accumulation by revisiting comparisons of green- and red-leafed varieties of coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides)},
  author={Barry A Logan and William C. Stafstrom and Michael J. Walsh and Jaret S. Reblin and Kevin S. Gould},
  journal={Photosynthesis Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={124},
  pages={267-274}
}
Although plants rely on light to drive energy production via photosynthesis, excess light can be harmful. Plants have evolved photoprotective mechanisms to mitigate this threat, including thermal energy dissipation, the most common form of which involves de-epoxidized constituents of the xanthophyll cycle facilitating the conversion of excess excitation… CONTINUE READING