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The photosynthetic pigments include…

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The photosynthetic pigments include

A. chloroplast and cytochromes

B. melanin and haemoglobin

C. chlorophyll and carotenoids

D. carotenoids and haemoglobin

QUICK ANSWER…

C

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Photosynthetic pigments are light sensitive pigments present in the chloroplasts of plant cells, and usually used by plants to absorb light energy during photosynthesis.

Examples are: chlorophyll, xanthophyll, and carotenoids.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect; chloroplasts are not pigments; they are organelles containing pigments.
  2. Option B is incorrect; melanin and hemoglobin are pigments found in the skin and blood respectively, they are not photosynthetic.
  3. C is very correct.
  4. D is not the correct answer; hemoglobin is a blood pigment, and not that of plant.
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You may please note that:

  • Photosynthetic pigments are plant pigments found in the chloroplast.
  • They can also be found in photosynthetic bacteria.

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/ culled from 2015 JAMB-UTME biology past question 25 /

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