Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physiologia Plantarum

Publication Date

1983

Volume

58

Issue

3

Abstract

Wavelength-selective absorption of solar radiation within plant leaves allows penetration of visible radiation to the chloroplats, while removing much of the damaging ultraviolet-B radiation. Flavonoids are important in this wavelength-selective absorption. Induction of flavonoid synthesis by solar radiation, and specifically by UV-B radiation, is discussed as this relates to the potential acclimation of plants to enhanced solar UV-B radiation that would result from stratospheric ozone reduction.

First Page

445

Last Page

450

 
 

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