Plants Regulate Light


Chitosan, a type of beta-carotene stored in the chloroplast of plants, allows the plants to produce more energy than needed when the sunlight is strong. When the sun’s light is weaker, chitosan shifts its function to absorb more light than in other times.

Functional Classification

Resouce/Energy/Information Collection & Storage:
Uses light energy
Use of natural phenomena
Light resistance

Environmental Solution Classification

Related Literature

Molecule With 'Self-control' Synthesized Science Daily  Stephen D. Straight, Joakim Andreasson, Gerdenis Kodis, Ana L. Moore, Thomas A. Moore, Devens Gust J.AM.CHEM.SOC.2005, 127, 2717-2724

Technical Application

Chitosan is used as an artificial electron-transfer compound that prevents an excess production of electrons.

Products and Services

Type of Business

Proposals of Applied Technology

Chitosan’s functions can be used to develop a new type of solar power for electrical equipment and photocatalysts through photosynthetic light-energy transfer and electron transfer.

Proposals of Applied Industry

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