Advanced UV for Life
2014 - 2020
Epidemiological studies revealed that a high consumption of fruits, vegetables, and herbs comes along with a lower risk for cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. This protective effect is mostly due to secondary metabolites to be found in plant tissues. Recently, it has been shown that low dosage exposure to UV-B radiation may positively influence the biosynthesis of these organic compounds during plant growth.
UV-B induced secondary plant metabolites – Potential benefits for plant and human health.
Schreiner, M.; Martinez-Abaigar, J.; Glaab, J.; Jansen. M. 2014. UV-B induced secondary plant metabolites – Potential benefits for plant and human health. Optik & Photonik 9 (2), 34-37.
UV-B elicitation of secondary plant metabolites.
Schreiner, M.; Mewis, I.; Neugart, S.; Zrenner, R.; Glaab, J.; Wiesner, M.; Jansen, M.A.K. 2015. UV-B elicitation of secondary plant metabolites. In: M. Kneissl and J. Raß (eds.). III-Nitride Ultraviolet Emitters – Technology & Applications, Springer Series in Materials Science Vol. 227, 387-414, DOI 10.1007/978-319-24100-5. ISBN 978-3-319-24100-5.