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Photosynthesis is nearly all visible light. There's usually not enough UV and thermodynamics more or less rules out infrared. Chris covered that pretty spectacularly, but that nearly is significant. There is some evidence that certain kinds of fungi can use gamma rays or other ionizing radiation for energy, but they're not particularly common. Melanin is ...


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Photosynthesis only occurs in the visible light.have a look at the absorption spectra of the di fferent pigments involved in photosynthesis, you see that all these pigments absorb light between 400 and 700nm (from the here): You see that the absorption spectra of chlorophyll a and b are located from 400 to 500nm and again from 630 to 700nm. The maxima for ...


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Here's an overview of both the Light and Dark cycles of photosynthesis, which looked particularly useful to me as it shows that the energy-carriers ATP and NADPH2 generated through solar energy are used in the dark cycle to generate sugars. . Here is another one that shows more details on the precursors involved in the Calvin cycle: As commented by ...



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