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Chlorophyll

Why are most plants green? Have you ever had the same question? Perhaps, you’ve been told that the plants are green... Read More

Chlorophyll a

Definition noun A type of chlorophyll that is most common and predominant in all oxygen-evolving photosynthetic organisms... Read More

Light-dependent reaction

Many organisms, such as green plants, convert light energy into chemical energy through the mechanism of photosynthesis. In... Read More

Plant Metabolism

Introduction Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. The processes are always being... Read More

Chloroplast

Chloroplast Definition What is chloroplast? In biology, a chloroplast refers to the organelle found within the cell of... Read More

Algae

Algae are photosynthetic organisms that possess photosynthetic pigments such as chlorophyll. However, they lack true roots,... Read More

Chlorophyll c

Definition noun A form of chlorophyll that occurs only in algae, specifically the diatoms, dinoflagellates and brown algae.... Read More

Chlorophyll d

Definition noun A type of chlorophyll found in marine red algae and cyanobacteria, and absorbs the infrared light of the... Read More

Chlorophyll e

Definition noun A rare type of chlorophyll isolated from the two algae, Tribonema bombycinum and Vaucheria... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Charophyta

Charophyta is a taxonomic group (a phylum) comprised of green algae that live predominantly in freshwater habitats. Members... Read More

Green algae

Green Algae Definition Green algae (singular: green alga) are photosynthetic algae that are characterized by having... Read More

Dinoflagellate

A dinoflagellate is a flagellate algae characterized by their two flagella of unequal length. One of the flagella is lying... Read More

Accessory pigment

Definition noun, plural: accessory pigments A non-chlorophyll pigment inside the chloroplast of photosynthetic organisms,... Read More

Red algae

Red Algae Definition The red algae belong to the phylum Rhodophyta, which literally was derived from the Greek word... Read More

Leaf

Leaf Definition (botany) A plant organ that is specialized for photosynthesis. Collectively, it constitutes foliage.... Read More

Autotroph

Autotroph Definition What is an autotroph? In biology and ecology, an autotroph is an organism capable of making nutritive... Read More

Kelp

The swaying and winding of kelp in the ocean currents has an entrancing, hypnotic quality that would be the envy of the... Read More

Roots

Upon seed germination, the embryo root, called the radicle, grows and develops into the first root. The radicle may thicken... Read More

Brown algae

Brown Algae Definition Brown algae are algal species characterized by being multicellular and having a brown or... Read More

Phycobilin

Definition noun, plural: phycobilins A water-soluble accessory pigment found in red algae and... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Xanthophyceae

Definition noun A taxonomic class comprised of the xanthophytes (yellow-green algae) Supplement Xanthophyceae is a taxonomic... Read More

Carotenoid

Definition noun, plural: carotenoids (botany) Any of the pigment molecules, typically yellow, red, and orange, that interact... Read More

Algology

Definition noun (botany) The scientific study of algae (medicine) The branch of medicine that is concerned with the study... Read More

Photolysis

Photolysis Definition We define photolysis as a chemical process in which chemical compounds or molecules are split into... Read More

Fucoxanthin

Fucoxanthin (Science: chemical) carotenoid pigment of certain brown algae (Phaeophyta) and bacteria: absorbs at 500-580... Read More

Light reactions

Definition noun The series of biochemical reactions in photosynthesis that require light energy that is captured by... Read More

photobiology

Photobiology Definition Photobiology, the biology of light, is a subdiscipline in biology. It focuses on the effects of... Read More

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More

Eukaryote

Eukaryote refers to any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms whose cell contains a distinct, membrane-bound... Read More

Water in Plants

The movement of molecules, specifically water and any solutes, is vital to understand in light of plant processes. This will... Read More

Chlorenchyma

Definition noun A parenchyma cell with chloroplasts, and is therefore photosynthetic Supplement Vascular plants are... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... Read More

Carotene

Definition noun, plural: carotenes Any of the group of carotenoids characterized by the lack of oxygen on its molecular... Read More

Xanthophyll

Definition noun, plural: xanthophylls A type of carotenoid in which its molecular structure contains... Read More

Sugar

Sugar Definition The term sugar is the generic term for any disaccharides and monosaccharides. Sugars are an essential... Read More

Light energy

Definition noun A form of energy consisting of particle-like photons with wavelike properties, and in which affects the... Read More

Glucose

Glucose occurs naturally and is ubiquitous. It is one of the three most common monosaccharides; the other two are fructose... Read More