Molecular evolution: Old branches on the phytochrome family tree Academic Article uri icon


  • Phytochromes were thought to be unique to the plant world, but comparative genetic studies now show that they have evolved from an ancient family of light sensors with characteristics of prokaryotic two-component regulators.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pepper, A. E.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Pepper, AE

publication date

  • February 1998