Light signal transduction: an infinite spectrum of possibilities
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2010
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The Plant Journal
Special Issue: SPECIAL ISSUE Arabidopsis: A rich harvest 10 years after completion of the genome sequence
Volume 61, Issue 6, pages 982–991, March 2010
How to Cite
Chory, J. (2010), Light signal transduction: an infinite spectrum of possibilities. The Plant Journal, 61: 982–991. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.04105.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2010
- Received 16 September 2009; revised 23 November 2009; accepted 25 November 2009.
The past 30 years has seen a tremendous increase in our understanding of the light-signaling networks of higher plants. This short review emphasizes the role that Arabidopsis genetics has played in deciphering this complex network. Importantly, it outlines how genetic studies led to the identification of photoreceptors and signaling components that are not only relevant in plants, but play key roles in mammals.