The “UV-B” photoreceptor UVR8 is the main UV-A photoreceptor in sunlight, and its sensitivity is moderated by the “UV-A/Blue” photoreceptors cryptochrome 1 and 2

Aphalo, P. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


When considering plants growing in sunlight, the light absorption spectrum of a photoreceptor is not enough to predict its function. The shape of the daylight spectrum and interactions among photoreceptors play major roles. Measuring UV-B radiation is technologically a difficult task, and UV-B perception is also not straightforward in plants. On the other hand, it is important to understand what information plants might acquire by sensing changes in the daylight spectrum. These are “how” and “why” questions, respectively. However, studying both in coordination is the only way of obtaining knowledge that can be readily used in applications.
Period20 Nov 2018
Held atSouth Australian Research amd Development Institute. South Australia, Australia
Degree of RecognitionInternational