Role of Carotenoids in Protecting Chlorophyll From Photodestruction.

  title={Role of Carotenoids in Protecting Chlorophyll From Photodestruction.},
  author={Ian Charles Anderson and Donald S. Robertson},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  volume={35 4},
There have been numerous suggestions in the last few years of obligatory functions of carotenoids in photosynthetic organisms. These have been functions of carotenoids other than their action as accessory pigments. Workers who are interested in the mechanism of converting radiant energy into chemical energy frequently use the carotenoid molecule as a sink, or hole, in their photodissociation hypotheses (3, 12). Kohl (9) suggested many years ago that a function of carotenoids was to protect… CONTINUE READING
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