The shade-avoidance syndrome: multiple signals and ecological consequences.

  title={The shade-avoidance syndrome: multiple signals and ecological consequences.},
  author={Carlos L Ballar{\'e} and Ronald Pierik},
  journal={Plant, cell & environment},
  volume={40 11},
Plants use photoreceptor proteins to detect the proximity of other plants and to activate adaptive responses. Of these photoreceptors, phytochrome B (phyB), which is sensitive to changes in the red (R) to far-red (FR) ratio of sunlight, is the one that has been studied in greatest detail. The molecular connections between the proximity signal (low R:FR) and a model physiological response (increased elongation growth) have now been mapped in considerable detail in Arabidopsis seedlings. We… CONTINUE READING
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