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Why Chl-a (Chlorophyll-a) is Called Essential Pigment? - Pigments Are Involved in Photosynthesis

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Why Chl-a (Chlorophyll-a) is Called Essential Pigment ?

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The reason why is chlorophyll-a called essential pigment is as follows :

  • For photosynthesis of plants, chlorophyll-a is the primary pigment.
  • Chlorophyll-a is considered as the most essential photosynthetic pigment because in case of the conversion of light energy to chemical energy, it is directly involved.
  • From wavelengths of orange-red and green-yellow lights, most energy is absorbed by it.
  • All other pigments are considered as accessory pigment.
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