How to distinguish between enhanced photosynth. and photomorph.?
Currently I am investigating the possibility to increase the growth-rate (lifecycle) and/or total production of greenhouse plants by playing with the light spectrum. I'm actually a chemist and I'm not very familiar with plants. However, from what I could tell on the internet there are two processen which are influenced by the composition of the spectrum: photosynthesis and photomorphogenesis. Can somebody tell me what would happen if I at more red light (550 nm - 560 nm) to the spectrum. Would this result only in increased photosynthesis or would also the photomorphogenesis be changed (resulting in differently shaped plants). How do I tell the difference between increased growth due to increased photosynthesis and photomorphogenesis? In other wordt what would be the ideal spectrum for plants? If somebody can advise me some reading (books/papers) this would also be very welcome! Thanks!