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Protective mechanisms and acclimation to solar ultraviolet-B radiation in Oenothera strictaPlant adaptations ameliorating or repairing the damaging effects of ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation on plant tissue were investigated. The degree of phenotype plasticity in UV protective mechanisms and acclimation in relation to the natural solar UV-B radiation flux and in an enhanced UV-B irradiance environment was also examined. Mechanisms by which plants avoid radiation, adaptations altering the path of radiation incident on the leaf, and repair processes were considered. Attenuation of UV-B by tissues, UV-B irradiation into the leaf, and the effects of UV-B on photosynthesis were investigated.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Robberecht, R.
(Utah State Univ. Logan, UT, United States)
Caldwell, M. M.
(Utah State Univ. Logan, UT, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
December 30, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: Higher Plant Response to Elevated Ultraviolet Irradiance
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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