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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




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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