How does light frequency affect the rate of photosynthesis?

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May 27, 2016

Answer:

Any frequency outside of the range required by chlorophyll for energy conversion will result in a loss of photosynthesis activity.

Explanation:

Chlorophyll (actually the pigments of related cyanobacteria and chloroplasts) can only use certain frequencies of light to provide the energy needed for photosynthesis. Thus, any frequencies outside of a relatively narrow band will not be used for photosynthesis, thus reducing the rate of photosynthesis if the required frequencies are not available.
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