Larios Photosynthetic Pigments - Running Head PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS Photosynthetic Pigments Mariela Larios March 8 2018 Fort Payne High School Honors

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Running Head: PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS 1 Photosynthetic Pigments Mariela Larios March 8, 2018 Fort Payne High School - Honors Biology Mrs. Turner Introduction
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PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS 2 All plants, algae, and protists have a way to make solar light into chemical energy by doing the process of photosynthesis (Photosynthesis). The photosynthesis’s major location are on the leaves and the cycle takes place in the chloroplast, making the light into energy and molecules to maintain the plant. Then, there are the thylakoids which look like pancake stacks known as grana and this is also the structural unit of photosynthesis (Photosynthesis). However, the actual light reaction process takes place in thylakoid membrane, which are the inside the chloroplast of a plant. In addition, the light reaction along with the calvin cycle make up the photosynthesis cycle. Also, chlorophyll is what is produced in the chloroplast and it is the pigment that gives plants the green color they reflect. Also pigments are the molecules that absorb the light at the specific wavelengths of visible light, while it reflects others (Light and Photosynthetic Pigments). Visible light consists of wavelengths that produces colors we can see. It starts with purple having a shorter wavelength but higher energy, and it ends with red having a longer wavelength with a lower energy. So plants reflect the wavelength or the light that is green, which is why we see all plants are green in color. Meanwhile, the plants absorbs all the other colors of
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