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The power of Ultraviolet Radiation (UV)

The question about the role of Ultraviolet radiation and its effect on growing plants remain interesting. Most theoretical research has been carried out by analysis of different genetic variants of  Arabidopsis thaliana.

While some of the results may be applicable to other plant species we point out that this article serves as a meta-analysis of the current available scientific studies.  This article serves as a summary of the avilable scientific studies related to UV radiation.

Electromagnetic Spectrum from UV(C) to Infrared

The picture above shows the Electromagnetic spectrum starting with a wavelength of 200nm nanometer ( 1nm = 1×10 -9m). The different Classifications of relevant radiation for plants like PAR (Photosynthetic Active Radiation) and the extended Version PBAR (Photobiological active Radiation are indicated as well. While PAR mainly focused on Photosynthesis, PBAR aims to include wavelength, relevant to other processes inside the plants.

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