Assaf Gal, Vlad Brumfeld, Steve Weiner, Lia Addadi and Dan Oron Certain Biominerals in Leaves Function as Light Scatterers Advanced Materials 24
Leaf minerals function as internal light scatterers inside leaves. They transfer light from the saturated upper tissue into the light deprived lower tissue. This eases the steep light gradient inside the leaf and improves photosynthetic efficiency on the tissue scale.
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