The role of phytochrome in stress tolerance

  • Carvalho R
  • Campos M
  • Azevedo R
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It is well-documented that phytochromes can control plant growth and development from germination to flowering. Additionally, these photoreceptors have been shown to modulate both biotic and abiotic stress. This has led to a series of studies exploring the molecular and biochemical basis by which phytochromes modulate stresses, such as salinity, drought, high light or herbivory. Evidence for a role of phytrochromes in plant stress tolerance is explored and reviewed.

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  • Abiotic stress
  • Biotic stress
  • Photoreceptors
  • Phytochromes
  • Stress modulation

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