Chapter 10. Plant Cryptochromes: Their Genes, Biochemistry, and Physiological Roles

  1. Prof. Dr. Winslow R. Briggs2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. John L. Spudich3
  1. Alfred Batschauer

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760510X.ch10

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

How to Cite

Batschauer, A. (2005) Plant Cryptochromes: Their Genes, Biochemistry, and Physiological Roles, in Handbook of Photosensory Receptors (eds W. R. Briggs and J. L. Spudich), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760510X.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 260 Panama St., Stanford, CA 94305, USA

  2. 3

    Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical School, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 6.130, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Author Information

  1. Philipps-Universität, Biology – Plant Physiology/Photobiology, Karl-von-Frisch-Str. 8, 35032 Marburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310197

Online ISBN: 9783527605101

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Keywords:

  • photosensory receptors;
  • plant cryptochromes;
  • genes;
  • biochemistry;
  • physiological roles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cryptochrome Genes and Evolution

    • The Discovery of Cryptochromes

    • Distribution of Cryptochromes and their Evolution

  • Cryptochrome Domains, Cofactors and Similarities with Photolyase

  • Biological Function of Plant Cryptochromes

    • Control of Growth

    • Role of Cryptochromes in Circadian Clock Entrainment and Photoperiodism

    • Regulation of Gene Expression

  • Localization of Cryptochromes

  • Biochemical Properties of Cryptochromes

    • Protein Stability

    • Phosphorylation

    • DNA Binding

    • Electron Transfer

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

  • References