May 6, 2014

Algae “See” A Wide Spectrum Of Light

Phytochromes are pigments that let plants “see” light and adapt to changing conditions. Land plants can only detect red light, but new work from UC Davis shows that algae living in water, which blocks red light, can see a wide spectrum of color.

Credit: University of California, Davis

[ Read the Article: Aquatic Algae Can See A Wide Spectrum Of Light ]

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