Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2017, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (3): 257-270.DOI: 10.11983/CBB16150

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Advances in Light Signaling Transduction Research in China

Yanjun Jing, Rongcheng Lin*   

  1. Key Laboratory of Photobiology, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
  • Received:2016-07-14 Accepted:2016-11-23 Online:2017-05-01 Published:2017-05-27
  • Contact: Lin Rongcheng
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Abstract: Light is one of the most important environmental factors that affect various processes of plant growth and development, including seed germination, photomorphogenesis, shade avoidance, flowering and senescence. Since the 1980s, by using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, plant biologists have achieved many significant progresses in the area of light regulation of plant growth and development. A series of photoreceptors and protein factors have been identified and the light signaling regulatory networks have been primarily established. Chinese scientists have made significant contributions to this area. In this review, we summarize the major advancements in light signaling transduction by Chinese researchers during the past decade and propose some future directions in this field.