Photosensitivity of Anthocyanin Production in Dark-grown and Light-pretreated Zea-mays Seedlings

Z RENGEL, HA KORDAN

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Abstract

Anthocyanin production in roots and shoots of Zea mays L. seedlings was higher in blue than in red light and was very low in far red light. Under dichromatic irradiation, a phytochrome mediation of a blue-dependent photoreaction was evident. Pretreatments with both white and blue light allowed increased anthocyanin production under subsequent inductive conditions, as did occurs in treatments with continuous blue, red, far red, or white light. It is suggested that the effect of light pretreatments on phytochrome-controlled anthocyanin formation may differ from that controlled by the combination of cryptochrome and phytochrome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1027
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Journal of Botany
Volume66
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1988
Externally publishedYes

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