Photonic multilayer structure of Begonia chloroplasts enhances photosynthetic efficiency

@article{Jacobs2016PhotonicMS,
  title={Photonic multilayer structure of Begonia chloroplasts enhances photosynthetic efficiency},
  author={Matthew Jacobs and Martin Lopez-Garcia and O-Phart Phrathep and Tracy Lawson and Ruth Oulton and Heather M. Whitney},
  journal={Nature Plants},
  year={2016},
  volume={2}
}
Enhanced light harvesting is an area of interest for optimizing both natural photosynthesis and artificial solar energy capture1,2. Iridescence has been shown to exist widely and in diverse forms in plants and other photosynthetic organisms and symbioses3,4, but there has yet to be any direct link demonstrated between iridescence and photosynthesis. Here we show that epidermal chloroplasts, also known as iridoplasts, in shade-dwelling species of Begonia5, notable for their brilliant blue… Expand
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