PhotoBiology is the scientific study of the beneficial or harmful effects of light, understood as non-ionizing radiation (i.e. ultraviolet, visible and infrared radiation) on living organisms. It includes topics such as the study of photosynthesis, photochemistry, photophysics, photomorphogenesis, vision, bioluminescence, circadian rhythms and photodynamic therapy.
Non-ionizing (or non-ionising) radiation is any type of electromagnetic radiation that does not carry enough energy per quantum (photon energy below 10 eV) to completely remove an electron from an atom or molecule. When photons contact molecules, the molecules can absorb the photon energy and become excited, reacting with surrounding molecules and stimulating "photochemical" and "photophysical" changes.
Communicated by Huete-Ortega M 2020-03-04
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