The Green Spectrum Enigma

There is a great deal of controversy and misinformation regarding the role (or lack thereof) of Green spectrum in photosynthesis. One common misconception is that because plants are green (due to the photosynthetic pigment Chlorophyll being GREEN)they do not absorb and consequently metabolize green light. In part this is true, for plants do reflect away more green light than other spectrums and that is precisely WHY they look green. But they reflect only a portion of the Green light away. Some does penetrate into the leaf and can be utilized so in this article I am going to examine this complicated and poorly understood process.