, Volume 104, Issue 3, pp 252–256

Reproduction induced by blue light in female gametophytes of Laminaria saccharina

  • K. Lüning
  • M. J. Dring

DOI: 10.1007/BF00387080

Cite this article as:
Lüning, K. & Dring, M.J. Planta (1972) 104: 252. doi:10.1007/BF00387080


In red light at 15°C, female gametophytes of Laminaria saccharina continue to grow indefinitely without becoming fertile, but 6–12 hours' irradiation with blue light induces the production of eggs. At lower temperatures, some gametophytes become fertile in red light, but blue irradiation increases the percentage of fertile gametophytes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Lüning
    • 1
  • M. J. Dring
    • 2
  1. 1.Biologische Anstalt HelgolandBRD
  2. 2.Botany DepartmentQueen's UniversityBelfastNorthern Ireland