Phytochrome and Plant Growth

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Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at how plants utilise energy from sunlight in the process of photosynthesis. It also examines how the intensity, quality and duration of light can regulate the growth and development of a plant independently of photosynthesis.

Sections in the booklet cover topics including:
* Light and the regulation of plant growth
* Phytochrome detection and isolation
* The properties of phytochrome
* Phytochrome controlled responses
* Mode of action of phytochrome

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