Infared Light--Does it grow plants?

George Liakopoulos karab at
Sun Apr 5 02:19:57 EST 1998

Infrared light is not sufficient for photosynthetic action. See action
spectrum of a chloroplast, leaf. Optimum regions are red and blue, but all
visible region contributes because of several effects (i.e. carotenoids).
Infrared light has other functions like signaling for seeds, etc . . . . . .

George Liakopoulos
Lab of Plant Physiology
Agricultural University of Athens

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