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Evolution of UV-B regulation and protection in plants

  • Lars Olof Björn
  • Susanne Widell
  • Ting Wang
Publishing year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 1557-1562
Publication/Series: Advances in Space Research
Volume: 30
Issue: 6
Document type: Conference paper
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

Plants have evolved under the influence of UV-B radiation and have acquired systems for monitoring it and investing appropriate resources for protection against it, i.e., filters, quenchers of radicals and reactive oxygen species, and repair systems. An hypothesis for how plants monitor radiation has been presented.


  • Biological Sciences


Space Life Sciences: Extraterrestrial Organic Chemistry, UV Radiation on Biological Evolution, and Planetary Protection. F3.4(1)-BO.8,F3.1 and F3.5-PPP1 Symposia of COSPAR Scientific Commission F held during the Thirty-third COSPAR Scientific Assembly
2000-07-16 - 2000-07-23
Warsaw, Poland
  • Photobiology
  • Photobiology-lup-obsolete
  • ISSN: 1879-1948
  • ISSN: 0273-1177
Lars Olof Björn
E-mail: lars_olof [dot] bjorn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emeritus

Molecular Cell Biology

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