BSCI 124 Lecture Notes

Undergraduate Program in Plant Biology, University of Maryland

LECTURE 5- Photosynthesis and Energy

I. Photosynthesis: Light is important to plants

II. Properties of Light


 appears      black   violet blue green yellow orange red  black         

               tanning                                   heat lamps

                     (nanometer - nm = 1 billionth of a meter)

IV. Summary of Photosynthesis

Links relating to photosynthesis

Why Study Photosynthesis: An essay on the significance of photosynthesis on living organism, especially humans
Photosynthesis from Newton's Apple
Photosynthesis: An excellent review
Photosynthetic Antennas: Advanced information
How a rainbow is formed
The Light Reaction: Detailed but most useful
The Dark Reaction: Detailed but most useful

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30 Jan 1997 - Gantt

Last revised :Aug 11, 1998, Straney