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Unformatted text preview: ssory'Pigments' Absorp4on*Spectra*
- absorption activity happens only
at violet-blue and red! Ac4on*Spectra* What(colors(of(light(are(best(for(photosynthesis?(
*' Look at action spectra! So VIOLET-BLUE (around 430) and RED (680)
** - These pigments absorb light at slightly different wavelengths and broaden the spectrum of colors that are useful
for photosynthesis Carotenoids(may(also(provide(photoprotecBon:(((
- Aborb and dissipate excessive light energy that could damage chlorophyll • Prevent*excess*light*energy*from*interac4ng*with*oxygen*and*forming*oxida4ve*molecules*
• Plants*can*produce*all*the*an4oxidants*that*they*require* Yellow*xanthophyll*
• ** but WE as HUMANS ha...
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This document was uploaded on 02/04/2014.
- Spring '14