|MadSci Network: Botany|
I know that angiosperms don't synthesize chlorophyll in the dark, their protochlorophyllide reductase is light dependent (honestly I don't remember why, whether its transcription of the gene etc). I cut open a lemon last night; why was the germinated seed I found green? Lemon skin is pretty thick, can enough light penetrate it (in the fridge for the last 10 days or so) to induce chlorophyll synthesis? Thanks a lot, Andrea Auchincloss
Re: Why is my germinated lemon seed green?
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