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reflected light

light directed backward from a mirror.


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Re: Why are leaves green?

... during evolution there was another species that absorbed all the green light, which in the spectrum of sunlight contains most energy and is therefor ... Because red and blue are absorbed and green is not absorbed but reflected or passes through, the leaves show up to be green. Why not black? ...

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by Quinten
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:15 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Why are leaves green?
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How the evolution of photosynthesis dramatically..

The light reflected by the green pigment made the sky look blue, before it was yellow... FFS, can you do a bit of research ...

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by canalon
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:09 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How the evolution of photosynthesis dramatically..
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Re: Why are leaves green?

... due to plants living under water, which does not easily transmit green light. Therefore, it was never necessary for plants to develop the mechanisms ... However, in reality there is a substantial amount of light that can be reflected from the surface underneath the leaf, and back on to the leaf ...

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by Physicist0017
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Why are leaves green?
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Photosynthetic Rates

... would resemble a curve approaching an asymptote. Plants optimize for light conditions by adjusting their biosynthetic investment into several ... between light harvesting apparatus and carbon fixation apparatus is reflected in the changing photosynthesis versus irradiance curves (P vs. ...

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by jonmoulton
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:25 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photosynthetic Rates
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Re: Why are leaves green?

... of all other pigment make the leave green, and they reflect the green light (thus they appears green) and abosorb other lights. This chlorophyll ... (chlorophyll b : 400 nm) range. While the lowest is green which is reflected and minimal green light is also absorbed. [ more information check ...

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by wrong16
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:03 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Why are leaves green?
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