Ultraviolet radiation screening compounds.

  title={Ultraviolet radiation screening compounds.},
  author={Charles S. Cockell and John Knowland},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  volume={74 3},
Amongst the diversity of methods used by organisms to reduce damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the synthesis of UV-screening compounds is almost ubiquitous. UV-screening compounds provide a passive method for the reduction of UV-induced damage and they are widely distributed across the microbial, plant and animal kingdoms. They share some common chemical features. It is likely that on early earth strong selection pressures existed for the evolution of UV-screening compounds. Many of… CONTINUE READING
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