Most plants would not grow very well under yellow light, as this color is not easily absorbed by photosynthetic pigments in plants for use in photosynthesis. As a result of poor light absorption, the plant would probably... More »

Thylakoid membranes contain chlorophyll and other pigments that capture light so plants can conduct photosynthesis. The thylakoids are arranged in stacks inside the chloroplasts of a plant, with each stack connected to t... More »

Accessory pigments are pigments in plant leaves other than chlorophyll a that assist in the process of photosynthesis. Accessory pigments function by extending the range of light wavelengths that a plant absorbs. Accesso... More »

Plant growth is caused by water that is absorbed by the plant's roots and sunlight that spurs photosynthesis, which is the process of creating food for the plant. Plants also need space, time, clean air, healthy soil and... More »

Secondary metabolites produced by plants are chemicals that have no defined role in the plant's metabolism, including growth, photosynthesis, reproduction and other primary functions. Many secondary metabolites produced ... More »

Light is essential for photosynthesis because plants need it energy to create glucose, which they store for later use as an energy source for cells. Plants and several other photosynthetic organisms use light energy to c... More »

Light color affects both the rate of growth and flowering cycle of a plant. Botanists and recreational gardeners use various light sources to manipulate the growth of a plant. More »