Definition of photoresponse in English:


Line breaks: photo|response
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtəʊrɪˈspɒns


  • A response of a plant or other organism to light, mediated otherwise than through photosynthesis.
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    • In recent years, signal transduction pathways controlling photoresponses in plants has been demonstrated.
    • The action spectrum for the overall photoresponse of plants, however, extends below 400 nm and beyond 700 nm, and there is a significant minimum in the green region.
    • The larval photoresponse is thus dependent on the larval photoreceptors.

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