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One of a number of pigments, including (chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b), that are responsible for the green colour of most plants. Chlorophyll molecules are the principal sites of light absorption in the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis. They are magnesium-containing porphyrins, chemically related to cytochrome and haemoglobin.

Chlorophyll

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