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May 7 2014

Plants Have Eyes That Determines Whether Itís Day or Night, Study


Plants can determine whether it is day or night due to presence of light-sensitive proteins in cells, according to a University of Gothenburg study.

Researchers said that the proteins found in leaves are part of the "phytochrome" family. They identify the presence of light and inform the cell whether it is day or night, or whether the plant is located in the shade or the sunlight.

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