Chlorophyll

By The Old House Web
Chlorophyll is the green pigment in leaves. Chlorophyll pigment is produced in the chloroplasts of leaf, stem and flower cells. Chlorophyll pigment dominates all other pigments present including the xanthophylls and carotenes.

Chlorophyll captures the sun's energy which is used to manufacture sugar from carbon dioxide and water.

Chlorophylls are constantly being "used up" and thus are continually manufacture by the plant, provided the environmental conditions are appropriate.

See: Anthocyanin; carotene; tannin; xanthophyll

1994-dr


Articles in this collection were copyrighted 1995 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. For full copyright information about the articles in this encyclopedia, click here.


Search Improvement Project