School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Photosynthesis - A case for two (part 2 of 2)

Chlorophyll and beta-carotene complement each other in photosynthesis. In this part of the video, the functions of beta-carotene are discussed. It supports chlorophyll in capturing light, but also protects against too much light. Prof. Dr. Tausch and Rebecca Grandrath of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal explain how this works by availing themselves of lab experiments, models and animated diagrams.

Concept: Prof. Dr. Michael Tausch and Dr. Nico Meuter
Storyboard and experiments: Rebecca Grandrath
Script and camera: Fridhelm Büchele
Editing: Christiane Wilke
Speaker: Tom Harris and Alison Rippier
Music: Tanja Tismar-Gehlmann
English version: Rainer Brunnert
Linguistic advice: Joe Dempsey
Production: TRICAST Wuppertal 2020

We thank the VCI's Chemical Industry Fund for supporting the English version.

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