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Unformatted text preview: Since the electrons do not have a primary electron acceptor to take them, they release their energy as photons. The transfer of energy, however, is not 100% effective, so some energy is released as heat first. The remaining energy is released as low-energy photons in the red spectrum. 5) Can fluorescence occur in living plants? Explain for full credit. In theory, no. When chlorophyll is in the thylakoid membrane of living plants, the primary electron acceptor will take the excited electrons from P680 and P700 to generate chemical energy for the plant. Chlorophyll fluorescence does occur in nature though, when plants absorb more light than they are able to photosynthesize. Everyone got credit for this question....
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course PSY 110 taught by Professor Winters during the Spring '08 term at University of Miami.
- Spring '08