Plant Responses to Light Independent of Photosynthesis : Qualification and Quantification of Photoreceptors and Light Dependent Morphological Traits Throughout Development Stages in a Nonphotosynthetic Plant
Photosynthesis, the ability of green plants to synthesize chemical energy directly from carbon dioxide and water using solar energy, is the foundation for survival of all living organisms on Earth. Photosynthesis depends on a number of pigments that detect and capture light energy. These pigments are responsible for the production of energy in plants, as such they play crucial roles in plant development, yet little is known about their role independent of photosynthesis. This study focused on how pigment production responds to differing light environments independent of photosynthesis in a natural ...
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