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Question

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

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 Solution for Class 9 Biology - Science Part 3 (2016 to Current)
Chapter 2: The Fundamental Unit of Life : Cell
Short Answer Questions ( Carrying 2 Marks each) | Q: 17 | Page no. 118
Solution Explain Why Do Spinach Look Green, Papaya Yellow and Edible Part of Water Melon Red? Concept: What is Cell Made up Of? What is the Structural Organisation of a Cell? - Cell Wall.
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