Author: Komatsu S1, Kamal AH2, Makino T3, Hossain Z4.
1National Institute of Crop Science, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba 305-8518, Japan. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2National Institute of Crop Science, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba 305-8518, Japan. 3Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries, Hamamatsu 431-1202, Japan. 4Plant Stress Biology Lab, Department of Botany, West Bengal State University, Kolkata 700126, West Bengal, India.
Conference/Journal: Biochim Biophys Acta.
Date published: 2014 Jul
Other: Volume ID: 1884 , Issue ID: 7 , Pages: 1208-18 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2014.04.002 , Word Count: 139
Biophotons are ultraweak photon emissions that are closely related to various biological activities and processes. In mammals, biophoton emissions originate from oxidative bursts in immunocytes during immunological responses. Biophotons emitted from plant organs provide novel information about the physiological state of plant under in vivo condition. In this review, the principles and recent advances in the measurement of biophoton emissions in plants are described. Furthermore, examples of biophoton emission and proteomics in soybean under abiotic stress are reviewed and discussed. Finally, this review suggests that the application of proteomics should provide a better interpretation of plant response to biophoton emission and allow the identification of genes that will allow the screening of crops able to produce maximal yields, even in stressful environments.
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Abiotic stress; Proteomics; Review; Soybean; Ultraweak photon emission