Color Me Photosynthetic: A Study of the Photosynthetic Properties of Various Wavelengths on Dracaena godseffiana

Amber Laferriere, Kayla King, Mercedes Mace, Kaytlyn Goodwin


Plants exposed to different wavelengths of light photosynthesize at different rates. We questioned which wavelengths would be optimal for photosynthetic properties. We exposed a Dracaena godseffiana plant to white, blue, and green light and measured the amount of O2 and CO2 in percentage (v/v). We predicted that the white light would produce more O2 than the blue or green lights. This is important to be able to grow plants under artificial light in artificial settings optimally. We found more studies on the effect of red light on plants as opposed to other wavelengths (such as blue and green).

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