Chlorophylls and carotenoids in plant material

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The contents of pigments in the leaves of plants are important to evaluate the photosynthetic apparatus of plants. This protocol describes how the contents of chlorophyll (Chl) a, Chl b, and total carotenoids can be determined in a whole-pigment extract of green plant tissue by UV-VIS spectroscopy (Lichtenthaler, 1987).

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