Montgomery, Beronda L. Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
- Phytochrome responses in plants
- Other organisms
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A photoreceptor (protein pigment) used by plants and other photosynthetic organisms to detect light. After perception of light, phytochromes act to regulate light-dependent growth and development. Phytochromes have been identified in prokaryotes, fungi, algae, and plants. See also: Light; Photoreception; Photosynthesis; Plant development; Plant growth; Plant pigment
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