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    • Horizontal transfer of an adaptive chimeric photoreceptor from bryophytes to ferns. 

      Li, Fay-Wei; Villarreal, Juan Carlos; Kelly, Steven; Rothfels, Carl J; Melkonian, Michael; Frangedakis, Eftychios; Ruhsam, Markus; ... (36 authors) (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014-05)
      Ferns are well known for their shade-dwelling habits. Their ability to thrive under low-light conditions has been linked to the evolution of a novel chimeric photoreceptor--neochrome--that fuses red-sensing phytochrome and ...
    • Mechanism of Light Signaling in Controlling Chloroplast Biogenesis 

      Yang, Jie-Ning (2017)
      Phytochromes are red and far-red light receptors that initiate photomorphogenesis by reprogramming both nuclear and plastidial genomes. Early light signaling events include translocation of photoactivated phytochromes from ...
    • Multiscale photoacoustic tomography using reversibly switchable bacterial phytochrome as a near-infrared photochromic probe. 

      Yao, Junjie; Kaberniuk, Andrii A; Li, Lei; Shcherbakova, Daria M; Zhang, Ruiying; Wang, Lidai; Li, Guo; ... (9 authors) (Nat Methods, 2016-01)
      Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) of genetically encoded probes allows for imaging of targeted biological processes deep in tissues with high spatial resolution; however, high background signals from blood can limit the achievable ...
    • NCP activates chloroplast transcription by controlling phytochrome-dependent dual nuclear and plastidial switches. 

      Yang, Emily J; Yoo, Chan Yul; Liu, Jiangxin; Wang, He; Cao, Jun; Li, Fay-Wei; Pryer, Kathleen M; ... (11 authors) (Nature communications, 2019-06-14)
      Phytochromes initiate chloroplast biogenesis by activating genes encoding the photosynthetic apparatus, including photosynthesis-associated plastid-encoded genes (PhAPGs). PhAPGs are transcribed by a bacterial-type RNA polymerase ...
    • Phytochrome diversity in green plants and the origin of canonical plant phytochromes. 

      Li, Fay-Wei; Melkonian, Michael; Rothfels, Carl J; Villarreal, Juan Carlos; Stevenson, Dennis W; Graham, Sean W; Wong, Gane Ka-Shu; ... (9 authors) (Nat Commun, 2015-07-28)
      Phytochromes are red/far-red photoreceptors that play essential roles in diverse plant morphogenetic and physiological responses to light. Despite their functional significance, phytochrome diversity and evolution across ...