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Action spectroscopy in biology

Author:
  • Lars Olof Björn
Editor:
  • Lars Olof Björn
Publishing year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 139-154
Document type: Book chapter
Publisher: Springer

Abstract english

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.

Keywords

  • Biological Sciences
  • Action spectrum Photosynthesis Respiration DNA Plant vision Protochlorophyllide Blue-light receptor

Other

Published
  • Photobiology
  • Photobiology-lup-obsolete
  • ISBN: 978-0-387-72654-0
Lars Olof Björn
E-mail: lars_olof [dot] bjorn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emeritus

Molecular Cell Biology

+46 46 222 72 53

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