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Plant Pigments

Post by summerbreeze02 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:28 pm

Does anyone know the differences between xanthophyll, carotenoid, chlorophyll, and anthocyanins, relative to function and extraction? This question pertains to a paper chromatography lab.

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Post by opuntia » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:13 am

Is this what you are looking for?
* Carotene - an orange pigment
* Xanthophyll - a yellow pigment
* Chlorophyll a - a blue-green pigment
* Chlorophyll b - a yellow-green pigment
* Phaeophytin - a grey pigment
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:53 pm

They all have various roles. For example, whyle clorophyll only has a role in photosynthesis by accepting photons and releasing energized electrons, carotenoid pigments also serve for photoprotection, and anthocyanins in polenisation(for atracting insects)
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