Red Emersed Leaves

Hi all,

Red emersed leaves are a sign of "protective" pigments being produced by the leaves to cope with 
high levels of light.  Light has a bad habit of tearing up chlorophyll (kind of a catch22) and wneh 
light levels increase the plants make additional pigments that can sop up some of the extra light 
sparing the chlorophyll molecules.


    jdavis at bio_tamu.edu
    jmd9261 at tam2000_tamu.edu