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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 2 months ago

What is the significance of chlorophyll a/b ratios in terms of effect of light intensity on leaf chlorophyll concentrations?

1 Answer

  • 2 months ago

    The light intensity  effect post harvesting causes a decrease in the total a/chlorophyll b ratio. Chlorophyll b concentration is based on chlorophyll breakdown, post harvesting as Chlorophyll starts degrading Chlorophyll b is reduced to form chlorophyll a, hence there is a temporary increase in Chlorophyll a, however the levels of Chlorophyll a also reduces eventually leading to increased photo bleach.

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