Aisha asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 6 months ago

Why are there different types photosynthetic pigments?

Struggling to find much of a clear answer. I understand more than one in one plant increases how much light energy can be absorbed but what is the need for different plants to need to absorb different wavelengths of light?? is it something to do with the location of some plants or the plant itself?

1 Answer

  • 6 months ago

    The ability of different plants to absorb different wavelengths of light is an advantage during competition between plants for limited light.

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