State of protochlorophyll and chlorophyll in corn roots

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The protochlorophyll(ide) present in primary roots of dark-grown corn (Zea mays) seedlings has an in vivo absorption maximum at 634 nm. Red light converts the pigment to chlorophyll(ide) a with an absorption maximum at 675 nm.

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  • Biological Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-184
JournalPhysiologia Plantarum
Volume37
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1976
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes