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Main Title Effects of UV Radiation on Plants in the Transition Region to Blue Light.
Author Caldwell, M. M. ;
CORP Author Utah State Univ., Logan.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-808167; EPA/600/D-85/001;
Stock Number PB85-153518
Additional Subjects Ultraviolet radiation ; Plants(Botany) ; Reviews ; Photosynthesis ; Ultraviolet spectra ; Adsorption ; Epidermis ; Interactions ; Protection ; Chlorophylls ; Irradiance ; Algae ; Damage ; Blue waveband ; Chromophores ; Brassica oleracea
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-153518 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 22p
Generalizations concerning the effects of UV radiation on plants are easy targets of criticism and certainly subject to considerable qualification. This review generalizes rather than presents a detailed compilation of available literature. Wavebands within the UV spectrum have been defined as UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. Additionally, the terms near-UV (300-400 nm) and far-UV (200-300 nm) are often used. This synopsis emphasizes near-UV and concentrates on the UV-A waveband and its transitions to the blue and UV-B wavebands. Action spectra are used as a vehicle for presentation and generalization of UV effects on plants. The behavior of solar radiation is incorporated.