Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Chlorophylls

  • Juli Peretó
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_285-2

Definition

Chlorophylls are a class of pigments derivative of protoporphyrin complexed with magnesium. Chlorophylls function in photosynthetic organisms both as light receptors and special photochemical devices in photosynthetic reaction centers.

See Also

Keywords

Reaction Center Bioorganic Chemistry Photosynthetic Organism Photosynthetic Reaction Center Light Receptor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia EvolutivaUniversitat de ValènciaValènciaSpain