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development of pigments and chloroplasts

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development of pigments and chloroplasts

Postby =) » Sat Nov 20, 2004 2:19 am

hey, I really need help on how the development of pigments and chloroplasts changed the fundamental lifestyle of earth



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Postby biostudent84 » Sat Nov 20, 2004 3:10 pm

Umm.....they made oxygen for animals to breathe? Different pigments in chloroplasts attract different wavelengths of light and are involved in different steps in photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a very complex reaction. If I recall correctly, if every single step to photosynthesis is written out, it would take up enough paper to fill a library =)
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:48 pm

I think you should know that not every organsim has pigments in chloroplasts. At algae they are located in chromatophores and at cyanobacteria in inclusions of the cellular membrane
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