Sensitivity difference between skotomorphogenesis and photomorphogenesis of plants to antibiotics: A call for research.Chemosphere 2020; 242:125261C
Seedling establishment consists of the former stage (i.e. skotomorphogenesis) and the latter stage (i.e. photomorphogenesis). Due to specific developmental processes in plants, the two stages may have different sensitivities to antibiotics. Tetracycline (TC), for example, is a major-use antibiotic. Radicle length, the relatively sensitive endpoint in plant skotomorphogenesis, is less sensitive than all of the indices of cotyledon colour and pigments in plant photomorphogenesis to TC stress. In conclusion, we suggest that plant photomorphogenesis may be more sensitive than plant skotomorphogenesis to stresses of antibiotics, but which needs further studies.