9. Red:Far-Red Ratio Perception and Shade Avoidance

  1. Garry C. Whitelam1 and
  2. Karen J. Halliday2
  1. Keara A. Franklin and
  2. Garry C. Whitelam

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988893.ch9

Annual Plant Reviews Volume 30: Light and Plant Development

Annual Plant Reviews Volume 30: Light and Plant Development

How to Cite

Franklin, K. A. and Whitelam, G. C. (2007) Red:Far-Red Ratio Perception and Shade Avoidance, in Annual Plant Reviews Volume 30: Light and Plant Development (eds G. C. Whitelam and K. J. Halliday), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988893.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Botany, School of Biological Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

  2. 2

    School of Biological Sciences, the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145381

Online ISBN: 9780470988893

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Keywords:

  • shade avoidance;
  • red/farred (R/FR) light-absorbing phytochromes;
  • UV-A/blue light-absorbing cryptochromes;
  • plant growth;
  • photosynthesis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Natural light environment

  • Shade avoidance syndrome

  • Phytochrome regulation of shade avoidance

  • The roles of other signals in shade avoidance

  • Signalling in shade avoidance

  • The adaptive value of shade avoidance

  • Conclusions