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photomorphogenesis

Line breaks: photo|morpho|gen¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)mɔːfəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs
 
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Definition of photomorphogenesis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Botany
Development of form and structure in plants which is affected by light, other than that occurring for photosynthesis.
Example sentences
  • Light is one of the most important environmental factors exerting great influences on the growth and development of plants via photosynthesis and photomorphogenesis.
  • Cryptochromes are pigmented photoreceptors that are involved in blue-light mediated photomorphogenesis and photoperiodism in plants.
  • One of the most dramatic effects of light on plant development is observed in the de-etiolation process of photomorphogenesis, when plants pass from heterotrophic to autotrophic life.

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