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Plant Responses to Light Stress

Amit Agnihotri


Light is crucial for several physiological processes that control growth and development in plants. However, though crucial, excessive light can be harmful and detrimental for the plant causing photo-damage. Plants have adapted several mechanisms in order to respond against the light stress. Such protective response adapted by the plant depends upon the intensity and duration of the light stress.

Keywords: light stress, photo-inhibition, photosynthetic quantum conversion

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