Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2015, Vol. 50 ›› Issue (6): 790-801.DOI: 10.11983/CBB14176

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Plants Respond to UV-B Radiation: a Review

Huize Chen, Rong Han*   

  1. Higher Education Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular and Environmental Stress Response in Shanxi Province, College of Life Sciences, Shanxi Normal University, Linfen 041000, China
  • Received:2014-09-25 Accepted:2014-11-16 Online:2015-11-01 Published:2015-09-06
  • Contact: Han Rong
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    ? These authors contributed equally to this paper

Abstract: Enhancement of UV-B radiation on earth’s surface influences many aspects of plant growth and physiology. UV-B radiation should be considered an environment stress but also an important signal molecule. Here we review some positive results as to how plants respond to UV-B radiation, including the effects of UV-B radiation on plant morphology, physiological metabolism, UVR8, programmed cell death, cytoskeleton, cell cycle and the combined effects of other stressors.