A lovely tree called the flowering plum has beautiful pink flowers in spring and deep-purple leaves in summer. What types of pigments are plentiful in this plant? Can photosynthesis occur in these purple leaves? Explain your answer.

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    The leaves probably contain a high amount of carotenoids and lesser amounts of phycocyanins and chlorophyll than do plants with green leaves.
    The leaves probably contain a high amount of phycocyanins and carotenoids and less chlorophyll than do plants with green leaves. They can still perform photosynthesis, because photosynthesis can occur to some extent at all wavelengths of light.
    The leaves probably contain a high amount of chlorophyll and carotenoids and lesser amounts of phycocyanins than do plants with green leaves.

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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The leaves probably contain a high amount of phycocyanins and carotenoids and less chlorophyll than do plants with green leaves. They can still perform photosynthesis, because photosynthesis can occur to some extent at all wavelengths of light.
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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