Why leaves turn red. Pigments called anthocyanins probably protect leaves from light damage by direct shielding and by scavenging free radicals
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Why Leaves Turn Red: Pigments called anthocyanins probably protect leaves from light damage by direct shielding and by scavenging free radicals David W. Lee and Kevin S. Gould American Scientist Vol. 90, No. 6 (NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2002), pp. 524-531 (article consists of 8 pages) Published by: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27857752
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