PerspectiveCircadian Rhythms

A White Collar Protein Senses Blue Light

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Science  02 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5582, pp. 777-778
DOI: 10.1126/science.1075485

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The fungus Neurospora responds to blue light with a variety of physiological responses, including the synthesis of photoprotective pigments and spore formation. In his Perspective, Linden discusses new work ( He et al., Froehlich et al.) that identifies the WC-1 protein of Neurospora as the long-sought fungal photoreceptor responsive to blue light.