How Leaves Reflect Light Reveals Evolutionary History of Seed Plants
Published:15 Oct.2020    Source::University of Maine
The way leaves reflect light can illuminate the evolutionary history of seed plants, according to an international team of scientists led by a University of Maine researcher.
Plant reflectance spectra, or the light profile leaves reflect across different wavelengths, capture the change and diversification of seed plants as a result of evolution, according to Dudu Meireles. The UMaine assistant professor of plant evolution and systematics and colleagues from the United States, Canada, Switzerland and England explored how spectra have evolved and diversified over the last 350 million years of plant evolution.