Suppose there were plants that had a high concentration of Chlorophyll b, but lacked chlorophyll a, would it carry out photosynthesis? Then why do plants have chlorophyll b and other accessory pigments?

Asked by Pragya Singh | 11 months ago |  177

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Because chlorophyll a is the chief pigment associated with photosynthesis as it traps light, a plant that lacks this pigment would not be able to carry out photosynthetic activity. The other accessory pigments, such as chlorophyll b, xanthophylls, and carotenoids, are equally crucial to the process of absorption of light and energy transfer to chlorophyll a. Moreover, they reduce photooxidation of chlorophyll a while enabling a wider wavelength range to be utilized for photosynthesis.

Answered by Abhisek | 11 months ago

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