what photosynthetic pigments are present in euglenophyta?
Euglenophyta are photosynthetic organisms of kingdom Protista which are unicellular aquatic algae. Most of them live in freshwater and motile. The photosynthetic pigments contained inside the organisms are chlorophylls a and b.
Some species are heterotrophic and can ingest or absorb their food. They reproduce via longitudinal cell division.
Chlorophyll a -> blue-green pigment; it is the most common photosynthetic pigment. It is the specific chlorophyll used in oxygenic photosynthesis by eukaryotes, cyanobacteria, plants and prochlorophytes.
Chlorophyll b -> yellow-green pigment; helps in the photosynthesis by absorbing the light energy. It is the more soluble chlorophyll because of its carbonyl group in its structure.
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