Plant Physiology

For plants, light is not only the main source of energy but also an important source of information. Plants can sense the spectrum, intensity, direction and duration of light stimuli to regulate various physiological and developmental processes. Specific photoreceptors such as phytochrome, cryptochrome and phototropin perceive the light signals to trigger various downstream events including changes in gene expression. Our laboratory aims to reveal the mechanisms of such processes from a physiological point of view. A wide range of approaches at the levels of molecule, cell, whole organism and ecosystem is taken.

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