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Glossary

Abiotic:

An abiotic factor is a feature or process that is not derived from, or caused by, living organisms but that might affect living organisms in their environment.

Biologically effective UV radiation:

The biologically effective UV radiation is obtained by integrating the biologically effective spectral irradiance over the whole UV wavelength range.

Biotic:

A biotic factor is a feature or process derived from, or caused by, living organisms, which might affect other living organisms in their environment.

Chloroplast:

Chloroplast is the site of photosynthesis. It is distinguished by its green color, caused by the presence of chlorophyll.

Chromophore:

A chemical group capable of selective light absorption resulting in the coloration of certain organic compounds. In biological molecules that serve to capture or detect light energy, the chromophore is the moiety that causes a conformational change of the molecule when hit by light.

Ecotherm:

An organism that regulates its body...

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Schmalwieser, A.W., Weihs, P., Schauberger, G. (2018). UV Effects on Living Organisms. In: Meyers, R. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_454-3

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