Photomovements in Eukaryotic Microorganisms

Authored by: Giovanni Checcucci , Francesco Ghetti

CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439899335
eBook ISBN: 9781466561250
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b12252-49

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Abstract

Since solar radiation that reaches earth’s surface can be both beneficial and harmful to living organisms, the large majority of them have developed mechanisms to perceive it as a signal to get information on the surrounding environment and behavioral strategies to expose themselves to radiation intensities suitable for their survival.

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