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

Science's STKE  05 Feb 2002:
Vol. 2002, Issue 118, pp. pe5
DOI: 10.1126/stke.2002.118.pe5

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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.

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