New paper published:
UV-B induced accumulation of tocopherol in Arabidopsis thaliana is not dependent on individual UV photoreceptors
Tocopherol is recognised in human nutrition as vitamin E, an important component of a healthy diet.
This paper reports on our research that shows that tocopherols are increased in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana when exposed to increased levels of UV-B. Increased levels of tocopherols are shown to play a role in UV protection of the plant. However, the accumulation of tocopherols is independent of the photoreceptor activated.
The full paper (OPEN ACCESS) can be found in the journal Plant Stress at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stress.2022.100105