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Sci. STKE, 5 February 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 118, p. pe5
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.2002.118.pe5]

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Phototropin Blue Light Receptors and Light-Induced Movement Responses in Plants

Chentao Lin*

Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA.

Abstract: Two blue light receptors in Arabidopsis, termed phot1 and phot2, which contain flavin chromophores and have intrinsic protein kinase activity, participate in several physiological processes. Lin looks at the genetic evidence regarding how these photoreceptors mediate blue light-induced phototropism, chloroplast relocalization, and opening of the stomatal aperture.

*Contact information. Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. E-mail: clin{at}mcdb.ucla.edu

Citation: C. Lin, Phototropin Blue Light Receptors and Light-Induced Movement Responses in Plants. Sci. STKE 2002, pe5 (2002).

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