© 1972

Lectures on Photomorphogenesis


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Hans Mohr
    Pages 13-23
  3. Hans Mohr
    Pages 153-156
  4. Hans Mohr
    Pages 157-177
  5. Hans Mohr
    Pages 178-184

About this book


The discovery of the reversible red far-red control of plant growth and development and the subsequent in vivo identification and isolation of the photoreceptor pigment, phyto­ chrome, constitutes one of the great achievements in modern biology. It was primarily a group of investigators at the Plant Industry Station, Beltsville, Mary­ land, headed by the botanist H.A. BORTHWICK and the physical chemist S.B. HENDRICKS, who made the basic discoveries and developed a theoretical framework on which the current progress in the field of phytochrome is still largely based. While the earlier development of the phytochrome concept has been covered by a num­ ber of excellent articles by the original investigators [104,105,33,238] as well as by others who joined the field of phytochrome research later [72, 109, 219], a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of photomorphogenesis is not available at present. Since it seems to be needed for teaching as well as for researchers I have tried to summarize the present state of the field, reviewing the historical aspects of the phytochrome story only insofar as they are required to understand the present situation. The emphasis of my treatment will be on developmental physiology ("photomorphogenesis") rather than on phytochrome per se.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Biologisches Institut II der Universität Freiburg i. Br.Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lectures on Photomorphogenesis
  • Authors Hans Mohr
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-05879-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-65418-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Developmental Biology
    Biomedicine, general
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