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UV-B as an environmental factor in plant life: stress and regulation

  • Jelte Rozema
  • Jos van de Staaij
  • Lars Olof Björn
  • Martyn Caldwell
Publishing year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 22-28
Publication/Series: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

Recent studies indicate that increasing solar UV-B is not merely an environmental stress for plants. Solar UV-B can cause plant morphogenetic effects, which can, in turn, modify the architecture of plants and the structure of a vegetation, In addition, UV-B radiation affect the production of various secondary metabolites (such as flavonoids, tannins and lignin) with important physiological and ecological consequences.


  • Biological Sciences


  • ISSN: 1872-8383
Lars Olof Björn
E-mail: lars_olof [dot] bjorn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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Molecular Cell Biology

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