Cornell University

Light Matters: Sensing and Signaling in Plants

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm

Plant Science Building, 404

Tessa Pocock, Sr. Research Scientist,  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Horticulture Section seminar series. Via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva.

Light is critical for photosynthesis but it also shapes the plant at the molecular, cellular, tissue and whole plant levels. Furthermore, the re-emission of light from plants through chlorophyll fluorescence is a signal from the plant that indicates how the light energy is being partitioned within the chloroplast. Plant sensing and signaling networks will be described with respect to why LED lighting can advance crop performance and production in Controlled Environment Agriculture.

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Horticulture, Sustainability


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