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Chlorophyll

Definition

noun, plural: chlorophylls

The green pigment found in the chloroplasts of higher plants and in cells of photosynthetic microorganisms (e.g. photosynthetic bacteria), which is primarily involved in absorbing light energy for photosynthesis.


Supplement

The chlorophyll best absorbs light in the blue and red while poor in the green portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

The chlorophyll is a chlorin pigment with magnesium at the center of the chlorin ring. There are about five closely related chlorophylls:

Word origin: Greek chloros (green) and phyllon (leaf).

Also called: green pigment

Compare: carotenoid


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... nutrients into the plant AND will be also involved on the activation regarding certain plant enzymes. Magnesium is usually the important area of chlorophyll, a good important plant pigment clicks inside photosynthesis. Iron is usually needed pertaining to photosynthesis AND ALSO is usually produce ...

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by MichaelJK8
Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:19 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Mineral Nutrition In Plants
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Mineral Nutrition In Plants

... nutrients into the plant AND will be also involved on the activation regarding certain plant enzymes. Magnesium is usually the important area of chlorophyll, a good important plant pigment clicks inside photosynthesis. Iron is usually needed pertaining to photosynthesis AND ALSO is usually produce ...

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by MichaelJK8
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Mineral Nutrition In Plants
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Why are leaves green?

Hello, leaves are green because of a compound called chlorophyll. The purpose of cholorphyll is to help plants in photo synthesis which the way plants make food.

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by VincentMcFarley
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:49 am
 
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Topic: Why are leaves green?
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Bacterial Taxonomy

... branching bacteria are all autotrophs. For example, the Chloroflexi are the green nonsulfur bacteria , which are phototrophs containing bacteriochlorophyll. Why do deeply branching bacteria prefer conditions similar to what the early Earth was like? Assuming that all taxonomic groups evolve ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:12 pm
 
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Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
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Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

... objects appeared on my deck, following a heavy rain. When dry, they resemble seed pods. When saturated, they resemble grapes. They appear to be chlorophyll filled. If I rupture the membrane, they reduce to a gelatinous puddle with a dusty substance inside (spores?). If I place the 'pod' in water, ...

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by Sadial
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:50 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom
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