of Plant Biochemistry
Light is one of the most important signals for plants and their development. It provides essential information about the habitat and fuels photosynthesis by transforming light into chemical energy. Light and its properties play a critical role in seed germination, secondary metabolite synthesis, de-etiolation, directional growth, organelle movement, flowering, and senescence that are mediated by various cellular responses such as gene expression, protein modification etc.
The Bilberry company in cooperation with the Institute of Plant Biochemistry Leibniz (IPB) in Halle has developed and implemented innovative lighting with a variable spectrum. Bilberry’s new fixture enables adjustment of the light spectrum. Due to this feature, it is possible to manipulate the plant growth in order to understand the metabolism and physiology of plants such as e.g tomatoes.