Phototropins promote plant growth in response to blue light in low light environments.

@article{Takemiya2005PhototropinsPP,
  title={Phototropins promote plant growth in response to blue light in low light environments.},
  author={Atsushi Takemiya and Shin-ichiro Inoue and Michio Doi and Toshinori Kinoshita and Ken-ichiro Shimazaki},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          1120-7
        }
}
Phototropins (phot1 and phot2) are plant-specific blue light receptors for phototropism, chloroplast movement, leaf expansion, and stomatal opening. All these responses are thought to optimize photosynthesis by helping to capture light energy efficiently, reduce photodamage, and acquire CO2. However, experimental evidence for the promotion of plant growth through phototropins is lacking. Here, we report dramatic phototropin-dependent effects on plant growth. When plants of Arabidopsis thaliana… CONTINUE READING

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