photobiologyPlants-package: photobiologyPlants: Plant Photobiology Related Functions and...

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Provides functions for quantifying visible (VIS) and ultraviolet (UV) radiation in relation to the photoreceptors Phytochromes, Cryptochromes, and UVR8 which are present in plants. It also includes data sets on the optical properties of plants. Part of the 'r4photobiology' suite, Aphalo P. J. (2015) <doi:10.19232/uv4pb.2015.1.14>.


Package 'photobiologyPlants' is part of a suite of packages for analysis and plotting of data relevant to photobiology (described at The current component package provides functions and data related to plant photoreceptors, light dependent reponses and optical properties of plants.


This work was partly funded by the Academy of Finland (decision 252548). COST Action FA9604 'UV4Growth' facilitated discussions and exchanges of ideas that lead to the development of this package.


Maintainer: Pedro J. Aphalo (


Aphalo, Pedro J. (2015) The r4photobiology suite. UV4Plants Bulletin, 2015:1, 21-29.

Aphalo, P. J., Albert, A., Bjoern, L. O., McLeod, A. R., Robson, T. M., Rosenqvist, E. (Eds.). (2012). Beyond the Visible: A handbook of best practice in plant UV photobiology (1st ed., p. xxx + 174). Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Department of Biosciences, Division of Plant Biology. ISBN 978-952-10-8363-1 (PDF), 978-952-10-8362-4 (paperback). Open access PDF download available at

Mancinelli, A.L. (1994) The physiology of phytochrome action. In Photomorphogenesis in plants, 2nd edition. R.E. Kendrick and G.H.M. Kronenberg, eds. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 211-269. ISBN 978-0-7923-2551-2 (print), 978-94-011-1884-2 (on-line).

Banerjee, R., Schleicher, E., Meier, S., Viana, R. M., Pokorny, R., Ahmad, M., ... Batschauer, A. (2007). The signaling state of Arabidopsis cryptochrome 2 contains flavin semiquinone. J Biol Chem, 282(20), 14916-14922.

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