Chapter 9. Light-Activated Intracellular Movement of Phytochrome

  1. Prof. Dr. Winslow R. Briggs3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. John L. Spudich4
  1. Eberhard Schäfer1 and
  2. Ferenc Nagy2

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760510X.ch9

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

How to Cite

Schäfer, E. and Nagy, F. (2005) Light-Activated Intracellular Movement of Phytochrome, 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.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    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. 1

    Biologisches Institut II, University of Freiburg, Schänzlestrasse 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany

  2. 2

    Biological Research Centre, Temesvari krt. 62, Szeged H-6726, Hungary

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310197

Online ISBN: 9783527605101



  • photosensory receptors;
  • light-activated intracellular movement of phytochrome;
  • methods


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Classical Methods

    • Spectroscopic Methods

    • Cell Biological Methods

    • Immunocytochemical Methods

  • Novel Methods

  • Intracellular Localization of PHYB in Dark and Light

  • Intracellular Localization of PHYA in Dark and Light

  • Intracellular Localization of PHYC, PHYD and PHYE in Dark and Light

  • Intracellular Localization of Intragenic Mutant Phytochromes

    • Hyposensitive, Loss-of-function Mutants

    • Hypersensitive Mutants

  • Protein Composition of Nuclear Speckles Associated with phyB

  • The Function of Phytochromes Localized in Nuclei and Cytosol

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References