Difference between Short Day Plants and Long Day Plants – Comparison Table


Long day vs Short day Plants

Short-Day Plants vs Long-Day Plants
(Similarities and Differences between Short-Day Plants and Long-Day Plants)

Photoperiodism is the response of plants (or any organism) to the lengths of dark and light periods in a day. The changes in the duration of light and dark periods in a day are called photoperiods. In plants, the photoperiodism induces flowering. Based on the response towards photoperiodism, the plants are classified into two categories – Short-day plants (SDPs) and Long-day plants (LDPs).

Short-day plants (SDPs): These plants flower only in short days or their flowering is induced by short days. These plants cannot flower under the short nights.

Long-day plants (LDPs): These plants flower only in long days or their flowering is induced by long days.

The present post discusses the Difference between Short-day plants and Long-day plants with a Comparison Table.

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Difference between Phototropism and Photoperiodism – Comparison Table


Phototropism vs Photoperiodism

Phototropism vs Photoperiodism
Similarities and Differences between Phototropism and Photoperiodism in Plants

Phototropism: Phototropism is the growth or movement of plants (or any organism) in response to light. Phototropism can be of two different types – (1) Positive Phototropism – movement towards the source of light, (2) Negative phototropism – movement away from the light. Negative phototropism is also called as Skototropism.

Photoperiodism: Photoperiodism is the response of plants (or any organism) to the lengths of dark and light periods in a day. The changes in the duration of light and dark periods in a day are called photoperiods. In plants, the photoperiodism induces flowering.

What is Phototropism

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Difference between Photoperiodism and Vernalization in Plants


Photoperidism vs Vernalization

Photoperiodism vs Vernalization
Similarities and Differences between Photoperiodism and Vernalization in Plants

The Photoperiodism is defined as the developmental responses of plants to the relative lengths of light and dark periods. It is a physiological reaction of plants to the length of day or night time. Plants sense the seasons by sensing the variations in photoperiods (length of day and night times in a day). The most important response of photoperiodism in plants is the induction of flowering. The Vernalization is a process of induction of flowering in plants by exposing them to prolonged cold temperature.

The present post discusses the Similarities and Differences between Photoperiodism and Vernalization in Plants with a Comparison Table.

Similarities between Photoperiodism and Vernalization

Ø  Both Photoperiodism and Vernalization are physiological process in plants.

Ø  Both influence the flowering in plants.

Ø  Both processes are mediated through plant hormones.

Ø  Both can occur naturally or artificially.

Ø  Both have agricultural applications.

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