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Record number 405182
Title Plants under continuous light
Author(s) Velez Ramirez, A.I.; Ieperen, W. van; Vreugdenhill, D.; Millenaar, F.F.
Source Trends in Plant Science 16 (2011)6. - ISSN 1360-1385 - p. 310 - 318.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2011.02.003
Department(s) Laboratory of Plant Physiology
Horticultural Supply Chains
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) programmed cell-death - clock gene-expression - arabidopsis-thaliana - circadian clock - continuous irradiation - constant-light - leaf chlorosis - maize leaves - photosynthetic characteristics - carbohydrate accumulation
Abstract Continuous light is an essential tool for understanding the plant circadian clock. Additionally, continuous light might increase greenhouse food production. However, using continuous light in research and practice has its challenges. For instance, most of the circadian clock-oriented experiments were performed under continuous light; consequently, interactions between the circadian clock and the light signaling pathway were overlooked. Furthermore, in some plant species continuous light induces severe injury, which is only poorly understood so far. In this review paper, we aim to combine the current knowledge with a modern conceptual framework. Modern genomic tools and rediscovered continuous light-tolerant tomato species (Solanum spp.) could boost the understanding of the physiology of plants under continuous light
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