WG 3 Organisms

Organismal responses to UV-B radiation (WG3)

This WG will generate knowledge about the regulation by UV-B of plant growth and development, mainly at the organismal level. This will include regulatory mechanisms that induce morphological changes, but also mechanisms that confer protection or accelerate repair. These data will help understand plant function in agro/natural ecosystems. Currently, a picture is emerging in which moderate irradiances of UV-B regulate, rather than inhibit growth. ROS and scavenging of ROS play an important role in these processes, through altered intercellular signalling as well as protection against oxidative conditions. Acquired knowledge will be considered in the context of potential for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture and horticulture, taking advantage of more stocky phenotypes (use of chemical growth regulators is increasingly restricted), and/or cross-tolerance between stressors.

WG3 will coordinate and enhance research on four supplementary sub-packages across different timescales, from short term, via long term, to cross-generational UV-responses, giving a kinetic perspective of UV-B-mediated responses.

Working Group 3 News

Information on location of Copenhagen Meetings now available

Information on the location of the WG3 and MC meetings in Copenhagen in February 2012 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD.

WG3 meeting February 2012 - Tentative programme announced

Workgroup 3 is pleased to announced the tentative programme for the meeting that is planned for 2-3 February 2012. The meeting is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

For more information please see our Meetings section.

Conference in Copenhagen Feb 2012 - abstracts invited

WG3 (organismal UV-B responses) is pleased to announce details of the 1½ day mini-conference.

The meeting “Plant responses to ultraviolet radiation - roles of antioxidants and pro-oxidants” will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 2-3 February 2012.

The tentative programme includes 2-3 keynote lectures as well as oral presentations. Attendance will be limited to about 30 people to encourage informal discussions.

We are now inviting abstracts for oral presentations.