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  • November 3, 2016

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Photoreceptors in the roots are activated by light which is transmitted from the shoot to the underground roots through the stem.
Photoreceptors in the roots are activated by light which is transmitted from the shoot to the underground roots through the stem.

Plant roots in the dark see light

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, and Seoul National University, South Korea, were able to show for the first time that roots react directly to light which is transmitted from the shoot to the underground parts of Arabidopsis thaliana plants. Roots can thus effectively adapt plant growth to the light conditions in the environment.

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