Definition of photomorphogenesis in English:


Syllabification: pho·to·mor·pho·gen·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌfōtōˌmôrfəˈjenəsis


  • Development of form and structure in plants that is affected by light, other than that occurring for photosynthesis.
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    • 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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