Introduction to Photosensory Transduction Chains
All life on earth is eventually based on sunlight as the source of energy. This is a very trivial statement. Besides, however, light has many effects on organisms that cannot simply be explained by a transformation of light energy into chemical energy for the metabolism or for mechanical work. A classical example is an etiolated plant, which only after a short pulse of light starts to synthesize chlorophyll, anthocyanin, many new enzymes, and which develops new organs. A selection of photoresponses is listed in Table 1.
KeywordsSpore Germination Light Signal Coupling Phase Orientation Movement Chloroplast Movement
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