Action spectroscopy in biology

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Abstract

Action spectroscopy is a method for identifying the light-absorbing chromophore in a photobiological or biochemical process by comparing the efficiency of radiation of different wavelengths in driving the process. This chapter explains the principle and gives several ex-amples from the history of biology of what has been achieved using this technique.

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  • Biological Sciences

Keywords

  • Action spectrum Photosynthesis Respiration DNA Plant vision Protochlorophyllide Blue-light receptor
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed.
EditorsLars Olof Björn
PublisherSpringer
Pages139-154
ISBN (Print)978-0-387-72654-0
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo