Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Gantt, E. and Cunningham, F. X. 2001. Algal Pigments. eLS.
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
A wide variety of pigments in algae allow the absorption of light energy which is then converted to chemical energy in the photosynthetic membranes. Such variety allows them to adapt successfully to environments of differing light conditions.
- algal pigments;
- light adaptation;
- photosynthetic light-harvesting systems