IUBio Biosequences .. Software .. Molbio soft .. Network News .. FTP

communication between plants

wjboelem at my-deja.com wjboelem at my-deja.com
Thu Jul 6 18:03:43 EST 2000

I have a question regarding Walter Larcher's book, Physiological Plant
Ecology. In it (page 41) he says" Reflection of red light plays an
important role in communication between neighboring plants. Because the
red/far-red ratio in the reflected light increases with increasing
distanace from the plant reflecting it, the receiving plant, via its
phytochrome system (Phyr/Phyfr; far-red equilibrium), is able to detect
the presence and distance of its neighbors". How is this accomplished?
Why does red/far-red ratio increase with distance from the plant
reflecting it?

Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
Before you buy.

More information about the Plantbio mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net