LEDs Make It Resilient: Effects on Plant Growth and Defense

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Light spectral composition influences plant morphology, physiology, and development by impacting on processes ranging from photosynthesis to secondary metabolism.
Signaling pathways underlying growth and defense are linked, and light spectral composition therefore influences both processes.
Light spectral composition influences the behavior of plant-feeding arthropods and their carnivorous enemies directly or via changes in plant morphology and physiology.
Specific manipulation of light spectral composition in greenhouses through LEDs may optimize both crop production and crop protection, thus improving crop resilience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-508
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number5
Early online date22 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - May 2021


  • defense
  • growth
  • LED
  • light spectra
  • light-emitting diode
  • photosynthesis
  • plant–arthropod interactions


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