Light: Effects of High Intensity

  • Michael Lüth
  • Published 2006


Figure 1. Encalypta rhabdocarpa in the alpine region where high-intensity UV light can damage chlorophyll and DNA. Photo by Michael Lüth. Exposure to UV light has been hypothesized as a major deterrent of evolution to land. Both chlorophyll and DNA are easily damaged by high intensities of direct sunlight (Figure 1). In fact, it has been suggested that a… (More)


18 Figures and Tables