Perspective on the influence of ultraviolet radiations in plant growth and development


  • Peiman Zandi 1. International Faculty of Applied Technology, Yibin University, Yibin 644000, China 2. Department of Botany, Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Krakow, 30-084 Kraków Poland
  • Aminu Darma Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
  • Agnieszka Tatoj Department of Botany, Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Krakow, 30-084 Kraków Poland
  • Xue Zhou International Faculty of Applied Technology, Yibin University, Yibin 644000, China
  • Ayşe Çalık Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Harran University, 63300 Şanlıurfa, Turkey
  • Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian 4Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, P.R. China
  • Alminda Magbalot-Fernandez College of Agriculture, Rizal Memorial Colleges Inc., Davao City 8000 Philippines
  • Ewald Schnug Department of Life Sciences, Institute for Plant Biology, Technical University of Braunschweig, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany



plants, biomass accumulation, plant physiology, stress factors, solar radiation


Accumulating evidence points to the multidimensional role of ultraviolet radiation in plant growth and development. Ultraviolet-A (UV-A), as the main component of UV radiation in nature, has a wide range of effects on plants. As there is some evidence of its positive effect as a regulator of plant growth in a controlled environment, there has long been interest in the use of UV-A in agriculture. However, the role of UV-A in plant growth remains largely unknown and the number of studies looking at the effects of UV-A in a controlled environment is still too small. The review carried out here also includes the effects of other UV components on plant growth, morphology and physiology, such as: UV-B, as well as the interplay of other abiotic stresses and UV-A as growth regulators. On the basis of the synthesis presented here, it can be concluded e.g. that lower doses of UV-A radiation can stimulate the growth of plant in a controlled environment. Perhaps it will soon contribute to the optimization of indoor plant growing recipes.


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Zandi, P., Darma, A., Tatoj, A., Zhou, X., Çalık, A. . ., Hesam Shahrajabian, M. ., Magbalot-Fernandez, A. . ., & Schnug, E. (2022). Perspective on the influence of ultraviolet radiations in plant growth and development. Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis Studia Naturae, 7, 215–236.