Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 55 - 55.2 - Concept Check - Page 1243: 1


There are many requirements that must be met for any particular photon to be stored by a photosynthesizer. In addition, much of the sun's energy will not strike a photosynthesizer at all.

Work Step by Step

Plants, algae, and bacteria that photosynthesize all each have only a specific range of wavelengths that they can "catch." Some energy is simply reflected, and some is absorbed as heat instead.
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