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Huche-Thelier L.,French National Institute for Agricultural Research | Huche-Thelier L.,Sfr Federal Research Structure 4207 Qualite Of La Sante Des Plantes Plant Quality And Health | Crespel L.,Sfr Federal Research Structure 4207 Qualite Of La Sante Des Plantes Plant Quality And Health | Crespel L.,Agrocampus Ouest | And 8 more authors.
Environmental and Experimental Botany | Year: 2015

Ultra-violet (UV) and blue radiations are perceived by plants through several photoreceptors. They regulate a large range of processes throughout plant life. Along with red radiations, they are involved in diverse photomorphogenic responses, e.g., seedling development, branching or flowering. In this paper, we present an overview of UV- and blue-radiations signaling pathways in some key physiological processes and describe effects of plant exposure to these wavelengths on phenotype as well as on contents in useful metabolites and resistance to bio aggressors. Taking these knowledge into account, we finally discuss possible applications of the use of such radiations to improve plant production in horticulture. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. Source

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