Virtual Special Issue: Light Responses in Plants

Virtual Special Issue: Light Responses in Plants

environmental-and-experimental-botanyEnvironmental and Experimental Botany 

Editors-in-Chief: Jean-Claude Kader and Kari Taulavuori

Virtual special issue on Light Responses in Plants 
Compiled by Jean-Claude Kader and Kari Taulavuori

Light, by its quality and quantity, and radiations in their various wavelengths including ultraviolet-B, are among the major environmental factors acting on plant biology. Understanding the responses of plants, either beneficial or detrimental, to light and radiations, will thus contribute to the selection of adapted plants for the environment and for agriculture.

The Journal Environmental and Experimental Botany (EEB) aims to develop our knowledge about the mechanisms of the adaptation of plants to environmental factors, including light and radiations. The Journal has published numerous papers in recent years devoted to this exciting topic.

In this virtual special Issue, some of the papers related to this field of research are presented. Approximately half the selected papers deal with UV radiation, due to the high number of such papers, whilst the second half of this virtual special issue deals with other aspects related to light and radiations. 

We hope this virtual special issue will encourage mutual discussion among experts in this field and will attract novel and exciting papers to The Journal Environmental and Experimental Botany (EEB) in the future.

 

Other EEB virtual special issues

Salt tolerance of plants

Temperature responses in plants

 

EEB recently published special issues

Responses, acclimations and adaptations of northern plants to global change
Volume 72, Issue 3, Pages 349-464 (October 2011)

Metal(loid) tolerance in plants and lichens
Volume 72, Issue 1, Pages 1-106 (August 2011)

Return to the journal homepage
View this virtual special issue on the Elsevier RSS feed Agricultural Sciences  

 

Recently published papers in EEB related to the field of research of Light Responses in Plants *

Responses to UV radiation

Impacts of UV radiation on photosynthesis and growth of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi (Haptophyceae) Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 67, Issue 3, January 2010, Pages 502-508 
Wanchun Guan, Kunshan Gao

Differential sensitivity of canola (Brassica napus) seedlings to ultraviolet-B radiation, water stress and abscisic acid Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 66, Issue 2, May 2009, Pages 212-219 
M.H. Sangtarash, M.M. Qaderi, C.C. Chinnappa, D.M. Reid

Development-dependent effects of UV radiation exposure on broccoli plants and interactions with herbivorous insects Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 66, Issue 1, April 2009, Pages 61-68 
Franziska Kuhlmann, Caroline Müller

Differences in growth and physiological traits of Populus cathayana populations as affected by enhanced UV-B radiation and exogenous ABA Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 66, Issue 1, April 2009, Pages 100-109 
Yanwei Lu, Baoli Duan, Xiaolu Zhang, Helena Korpelainen, Chunyang Li

Epidermal UV-shielding and photosystem II adjustment in wild type and chlorina f2 mutant of barley during exposure to increased PAR and UV radiation Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 64, Issue 3, December 2008, Pages 271-278 
Michal Štroch, Sándor Lenk, Martin Navrátil, Vladimír Špunda, Claus Buschmann

Impact of solar ultraviolet-B radiation on the antioxidant defense system in soybean lines differing in flavonoid contents Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 63, Issues 1-3, May 2008, Pages 39-48 
Chenping Xu, Savithiry Natarajan, Joe H. Sullivan

UV irradiance as a major influence on growth, development and secondary products of commercial importance in Lollo Rosso lettuce 'Revolution' grown under polyethylene films Original Research Article.
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 63, Issues 1-3, May 2008, Pages 232-239 
E. Tsormpatsidis, R.G.C. Henbest, F.J. Davis, N.H. Battey, P. Hadley, A. Wagstaffe

Effects of UV-B radiation on antioxidant parameters of iron-deficient barley plants Original Research Article. 
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 63, Issues 1-3, May 2008, Pages 71-79 
Santina Zancan, Irene Suglia, Nicoletta La Rocca, Rossella Ghisi

Exposures to elevated CO2, elevated temperature and enhanced UV-B radiation modify activities of polyphenol oxidase and guaiacol peroxidase and concentrations of chlorophylls, polyamines and soluble proteins in the leaves of Betula pendula seedlings Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 62, Issue 3, April 2008, Pages 308-315 
R. Tegelberg, R. Julkunen-Tiitto, M. Vartiainen, R. Paunonen, M. Rousi, S. Kellomäki

 

Responses to other aspects of light and radiation

Physiological and anatomical responses of Acacia koa (Gray) seedlings to varying light and drought conditions Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 69, Issue 2, November 2010, Pages 205-213 
D. Craven, S. Gulamhussein, G.P. Berlyn

Ionizing radiation: Advances in plant response Review Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 68, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages 231-237 
Marie-Andrée Esnault, Florence Legue, Christian Chenal

Photosynthetic and growth responses of Eugenia uniflora L. seedlings to soil flooding and light intensity Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 68, Issue 2, April 2010, Pages 113-121 
Marcelo Schramm Mielke, Bruce Schaffer

Phenotypic plasticity in response to light in the coffee tree Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 67, Issue 2, December 2009, Pages 421-427 
Fábio S. Matos, Ricardo Wolfgramm, Fábio V. Gonçalves, Paulo C. Cavatte, Marília C. Ventrella, Fábio M. DaMatta

Characterization of metabolic disturbances closely linked to the delayed senescence of Arabidopsis leaves after γ irradiation Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 67, Issue 2, December 2009, Pages 363-371 
Jin-Hong Kim, Min Hee Lee, Yu Ran Moon, Jae-Sung Kim, Seung Gon Wi, Tae Hoon Kim, Byung Yeoup Chung

Effects of supplemental light quality on growth and phytochemicals of baby leaf lettuce Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 67, Issue 1, November 2009, Pages 59-64 
Qian Li, Chieri Kubota

Effects of reduced irradiance on hydraulic architecture and water relations of two olive clones with different growth potentials Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 66, Issue 2, May 2009, Pages 249-256 
F. Raimondo, P. Trifilò, M. A. Lo Gullo, R. Buffa, A. Nardini, S. Salleo

Effects of shade treatments on the photosynthetic capacity, chlorophyll fluorescence, and chlorophyll content of Tetrastigma hemsleyanum Diels et Gilg Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 65, Issues 2-3, March 2009, Pages 177-182 
Yajuan Dai, Zonggen Shen, Ying Liu, Lanlan Wang, David Hannaway, Hongfei Lu

Leaf gas exchange responses to abrupt changes in light intensity for two invasive and two non-invasive C4 grass species Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 64, Issue 3, December 2008, Pages 232-238 
Andrea Mojzes, Tibor Kalapos

Thermoimaging as a tool for studying light-induced heating of leaves: Correlation of heat dissipation with the efficiency of photosystem II photochemistry and non-photochemical quenching Original Research Article
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 64, Issue 1, September 2008, Pages 90-96 
Radek Kaňa, Imre Vass

Solar irradiance level alters the growth of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) and its content of volatile oils Original Research Article. 
Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 63, Issues 1-3, May 2008, Pages 216-223 
Xianmin Chang, Peter G. Alderson, Charles J. Wright


* Your institute must have a subscription to Environmental and Experimental Botany in order to view the full-text of these articles. If your institute does not have a subscription you can view the abstract and have the option to pay to download each full-text article.