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Northern Virginia Community College MOD2 Pigments in Photosynthesis Discussion

Northern Virginia Community College

Question Description

I’m studying and need help with a Biology question to help me learn.

Purpose

This discussion activity will expand upon your knowledge and understanding of pigments used in photosynthesis. Specifically you will be discussing an important and annual phenomenon in this area: the rich colors of fall leaves.


Directions:

Please make sure to follow the discussion guidelines found in Module 1 Discussion.

Part I - Initial Response

Read this PBS article (Links to an external site.) discussing why leaves change colors. After reading this article and using other resources as needed, prepare and post the following:

  1. A brief summary of why leaves change colors in the fall, relating specifically to solar energy and photosynthesis.
  2. A more detailed discussion of 1 pigment related to fall colors. Be sure to include the pigment's name, chemical formula, and what wavelengths of solar energy it absorbs/reflects.
  3. Your references.

Part II - Discussion Participation

You should read as many of the other students' posts as time permits since you may get a better understanding of photosynthesis and pigments in the process.

You should also then write a response to at least two other students. In your response be sure to address the description of photosynthesis and the chosen pigment. Ask any clarifying questions to expand upon your understanding.

Submission

Post your initial response by clicking the Reply button below, and then participate in the discussion. You can find the discussion forum by clicking the Discussions link in Course Navigation as well.


Grading:

Required, 20 points (15 points for your initial post, 5 points for your responses). Please refer to the discussion grading rubric attached to this forum to understand how the discussion will be graded.

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Final Answer

Attached.

Running head: PIGMENTS IN PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Pigments in Photosynthesis
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Course Title
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PIGMENTS IN PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Pigments in Photosynthesis
In some parts of the world, there is a change of weather in the fall, which makes the
surrounding air to turn cold. During the period, the leaves for plants and trees are seen to change
color. Firstly, some trees are observed to shed their leaves before the winter season begins.
During the winter, the sun, which is the primary source of e...

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