News tagged with chlorophyll

Don't Compare Bananas to Pears

(PhysOrg.com) -- Yellow leaves on banana plants give off a blue glow when viewed under UV light. This luminescence comes from decomposition products of chlorophyll, the substance that makes leaves green.

Jun 23, 2010 4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Bananas Gone Bad Glow Blue in UV-Light

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nicholas Turro of Columbia University, Bernhard Krautler of the University of Innsbruck, Austria and their colleagues have found that, as chlorophyll ages and begins to disintegrate in banana ...

Sep 09, 2009 4 / 5 (5) 1