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Probing the Internal Spectral Distribution of UV Radiation in Plants with Fibre Optics

  • J. F. Bornman
  • T. C. Vogelmann


The complex internal light distribution and composition within different plant organs is relatively unknown. Therefore it is not easy to make valid assumptions on the detection by photoreceptors of light direction, quantity and quality. Light scattering and absorption complicate measurements of the internal spectral regime of plant organs such as a leaf or cotyledon. Thus, when a collimated light beam penetrates plant tissue the spectral quality and quantity are likely to be altered by wavelength-dependent absorption.


Blue Light Plant Organ Light Gradient Acceptance Angle Light Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Bornman
    • 1
  • T. C. Vogelmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant PhysiologyUniversity of LundLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA

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