Asked in Biology
What is an important mineral ion of the cytochrome pigments of cellular respiration?
An important mineral ion of the cytochrome pigments of cellular respiration is Iron. An important mineral ion that is a component of chloroplasts and stabilizer of membranes and ribosomes is Magnesium .
Asked in Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration
What organelles are involved in photosynthesis and cellular respiration?
Photosynthesis involves the chloroplasts, which contain pigments that absorb the sunllight and then transmute them to sugars the plant can use. Cellular respiration takes place in the lysosome, an organelle that contains similar processes. Food energy is converted into energy the animal can use. ...
Asked in Biology, Photosynthesis
Explain what happens when chlorophyll or accessory pigments absorb photons?
When chlorophyll or accessory pigments absorb photons it causes the electrons from chlorophyll A to be picked up by an acceptor molecule and sent through the cytochrome system. Electrons from chlorophyll B and accessory pigments replace the electrons of chlorophyll A. ...
Asked in Chloroplasts
What is the pigment found in the chloroplast used for?
Inside the chloroplast are thylakoids (the stacks of them are called grana). In the thylakoid membrane, there is a pigment called chlorophyl (actually, there are two: chlorophyl a and chlorophyl b). These pigments absorb light energy in the form of photons and essentially turn them into chemical energy to be used for other processes in the cell, such as cellular respiration. ...
Why are plastids important to protists?
Its function largely depends on the presence of pigments. A plastid involved in food synthesis typically contains pigments, which are also the ones responsible for the color of a plant structure ...
Asked in Biology, Animal Life
What are the pigment characteristics of red algae and cyanobacteria?
The pigments in algae are the most important part of photosynthesis. In both red algae and cyanobacteria the pigments are mostly phycobilins. These are water-soluble pigments, and are therefore found in the cytoplasm, or in the stroma of the chloroplast. They occur only in Cyanobacteria and Rhodophyta ( Red Algae) ...
What pigment traps the energy for photosynthesis?
There is a wide range of pigments that are used for photosynthesis. However, chlorophyll is responsible for using obtained light energy to excite electrons to move through the transport chain. Many pigments are only capable of transferring energy to chlorophyll, but they are important because they increase the spectrum of the frequencies of light of which the organism can use to photosynthesize. These pigments are called accessory pigments. For a more detailed explanation of these pigments, view the attached link below. ...
Asked in Genetics
Yellow and orange plant pigments are called carotenoids?
Yes!There are other pigments, such as the yellow and orange plant pigments. These pigments give fall plants, many fruits, flowers, and vegetables their color. These pigments are known as carotenoids. ...