MadSci Network: Botany
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Subject: Why are plants green?

Date: Wed Mar 17 17:15:58 1999
Posted by Gonšalo Marques
Grade level: undergrad School: Instituto Superior TÚcnico
City: Lisboa State/Province: No state entered. Country: Portugal
Area of science: Botany
ID: 921712558.Bt
Message:

Knowing that the sun radiates similar to a black body spectrum, 
and that is peak of radiation is at the green/yellow wavelenght, 
why do plants absorb the blue and red wavelenghts?
By natural selection plants should absorb the green/yellow 
wavelenghts.


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