True color of leaves
vail at GSOSUN1.GSO.URI.EDU
Tue Mar 21 19:30:10 EST 1995
On xxx, 21 Mar 1995, Henrik Vibe Scheller wrote:
> Anthocyanins are very important pigments for the fall colour of leaves.
> The red colours are mostly due to these pigments. And they may be there
> also in summer, but they are synthesized in large amounts in the fall.
> Especially on cool and sunny days.
> Isn't it also true that the accessory pigs in land plants do not
transfer their absorbed energy to photosynthetic reaction centers but
merely provide a protective function? I seem to remember this from
comprehensive exam studying, it is not true in algal systems, with a few
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