Monday, January 15, 2007

Why are plants mainly green?

Why are plants green, and does the biophysics of photosynthesis force any extra-terrestrial photosynthetic organisms to be green too?

A preprint by Kiang, Siefert, Govindjee, & Blankenship (astro-ph/0701382) of a paper to appear in the March 2007 edition of Astrobiology discusses these and other issues.

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