Light interception and utilisation

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
https://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/436
Author(s):
Robinson, Sharon A.; Watling, J. R.
Tags:
Life Sciences; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Social and Behavioral Sciences
book description
Initial steps of photosynthesis involve interception and absorption of photons by photosynthetic organs; subsequent steps are involved with utilisation or dissipation of quantum energy so derived. Interception of light varies according to size, angle, orientation and surface features of the photosynthetic organ(s) and is also influenced by changes in the arrangement of photosynthetic tissue within those organs.