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Effect of no carotinoids, phycocyaninn on plant photosynthesis

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What would you expect the rate of photosynthesis curve to look like and why?

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The expert determines what you expect the rate of photosynthesis curve to look like and why. A plant is lacking carotenoids and phycocyanins are analyzed.

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These two are pigments present along with chlorophyl. Pigments are molecules that absorb specific wavelengths (energies) of light and reflect all others. In our case,
Carotenoids - reflects yellow/orange/red;
- absorbs blue and green;

Phycocyanins - reflects blue and ...

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