UV-B as an environmental factor in plant life: stress and regulation

Jelte Rozema, Jos van de Staaij, Lars Olof Björn, Martyn Caldwell

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Recent studies indicate that increasing solar UV-B is not merely an environmental stress for plants. Solar UV-B can cause plant morphogenetic effects, which can, in turn, modify the architecture of plants and the structure of a vegetation, In addition, UV-B radiation affect the production of various secondary metabolites (such as flavonoids, tannins and lignin) with important physiological and ecological consequences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-28
JournalTrends in Ecology & Evolution
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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  • Biological Sciences


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