Plants under continuous light

A.I. Velez Ramirez, W. van Ieperen, D. Vreugdenhill, F.F. Millenaar

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Continuous light is an essential tool for understanding the plant circadian clock. Additionally, continuous light might increase greenhouse food production. However, using continuous light in research and practice has its challenges. For instance, most of the circadian clock-oriented experiments were performed under continuous light; consequently, interactions between the circadian clock and the light signaling pathway were overlooked. Furthermore, in some plant species continuous light induces severe injury, which is only poorly understood so far. In this review paper, we aim to combine the current knowledge with a modern conceptual framework. Modern genomic tools and rediscovered continuous light-tolerant tomato species (Solanum spp.) could boost the understanding of the physiology of plants under continuous light
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-318
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • programmed cell-death
  • clock gene-expression
  • arabidopsis-thaliana
  • circadian clock
  • continuous irradiation
  • constant-light
  • leaf chlorosis
  • maize leaves
  • photosynthetic characteristics
  • carbohydrate accumulation

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