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Explain Why Do Spinach Look Green, Papaya Yellow and Edible Part of Water Melon Red? - Science

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Explain why do spinach look green, papaya yellow and edible part of water melon red?

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Solution

Spinach looks green due to the presence of a green pigment called chlorophyll in them. Similarly, papaya looks yellow and edible part of watermelon looks red due to the presence of coloured plastids called chromoplasts in these fruits. Chromoplasts lack chlorophyll but contains carotenoid pigments that give different colours to these fruits.

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P S Verma and V K Agarwal Class 9 Biology - Science Part 3
Chapter 2 The Fundamental Unit of Life : Cell
Short Answer Questions ( Carrying 2 Marks each) | Q 17 | Page 118
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