Do Plants Use Ultraviolet Light for Photosynthesis?

Ultraviolet light produces more energy than plants can handle during photosynthesis. As a result, plants produce pigments to protect them from UV light. These pigments allow only visible light to be absorbed by the plant cells.

Keywords: light absorption, photosynthesis and UV light, plant light energy

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