what is the meaning of Chlorophyll a/ chorophyll b ratio in

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what is the meaning of Chlorophyll a/ chorophyll b ratio in

Post by bunnyonline » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:49 am

hi, could anyone tell me the physiological meaning of the ratio of Chlorophyll a/ Chlorophyll b in green algae?

Is there a normal range for this ratio or for the chlorophyll content in green algae?

many thanks in advance!

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:15 am

i don't know what the numerical value is for any particular organism, but it has to do with growing in low light. If the plant grows in very low light, it will accumulate more clorophyll b to capture more light, so the ration will decrease.
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