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Spectral tuning in biology

Björn, Lars Olof LU and Ghiradella, Helen (2008) In Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed. p.155-196
Abstract
Spectral tuning is a diverse topic, both with regard to mechanism and with regard to biological significance. We have touched upon a related topic already when dealing with quantum dots in Chapter 5. In organisms, spectral tuning can be achieved both by chemical means (choice of pigment) and by physical means. The latter aspect is treated towards the end of the chapter in a section on structural color. As for the functional aspect, spectral tuning has significance for photosynthesis, vision, bioluminescence, and coloration both for protection and signalling in various contexts.
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Spectrum Spectral tuning Chlorophyll Phycobiliprotein Phycobilisome Phycoerythrin Phycocyanin Allophycocyanin Cyanobacteria Chromatic Chromatic acclimation Chromatic adaptation Anthocyanin Structural color Interference
in
Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed.
editor
Björn, Lars Olof
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155 - 196
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Springer
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  • Scopus:71349087203
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978-0-387-72654-0
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10.1007/978-0-387-72655-7_9
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Photobiology
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English
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  author       = {Björn, Lars Olof and Ghiradella, Helen},
  editor       = {Björn, Lars Olof},
  isbn         = {978-0-387-72654-0},
  keyword      = {Spectrum
Spectral tuning
Chlorophyll
Phycobiliprotein
Phycobilisome
Phycoerythrin
Phycocyanin
Allophycocyanin
Cyanobacteria
Chromatic
Chromatic acclimation
Chromatic adaptation
Anthocyanin
Structural color
Interference},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {155--196},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed.},
  title        = {Spectral tuning in biology},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-72655-7_9},
  year         = {2008},
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