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Light-Regulated Stomatal Aperture in Arabidopsis.
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PMID:  22516479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The stomatal pores of plant leaves, situated in the epidermis and surrounded by a pair of guard cells, allow CO(2) uptake for photosynthesis and water loss through transpiration. Blue light is one of the dominant environmental signals that control stomatal movements in leaves of plants in a natural environment. This blue light response is mediated by blue/UV A light-absorbing phototropins (phots) and cryptochromes (crys). Red/far-red light-absorbing phytochromes (phys) also play a role in the control of stomatal aperture. The signaling components that link the perception of light signals to the stomatal opening response are largely unknown. This review discusses a few newly discovered nuclear genes, their function with respect to the phot-, cry-, and phy-mediated signal transduction cascades, and possible involvement of circadian clock.
Chen Chen; Yu-Guo Xiao; Xin Li; Min Ni
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular plant     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1752-9867     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101465514     Medline TA:  Mol Plant     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA.
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