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wavelength in photosynthesis

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wavelength in photosynthesis

Postby seders99 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:08 pm

Can someone help me understand what wavlength is MOST effective in driving photosynthesis?

I know the energy is greatest at red which is over 700. So if my choices are

420
475
575
625
730

would it be 730? But then I read violet is the best....Any advice?

THANKS
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Postby plasmodesmata11 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:24 pm

look up the term "photosystem"
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Postby mith » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:33 pm

FYI, Gamma and X rays have the shortest wavelength and the longest waves include radio.
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