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which of the following prevents the photo-oxidation and destruction of chlorophylls phycoerythrin phytochrome phytohormone carotenoids

which of the following prevents the photo-oxidation and destruction of chlorophylls
  1. phycoerythrin
  2. phytochrome
  3. phytohormone
  4. carotenoids

Grade:12th pass

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Apoorva Arora IIT Roorkee
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7 years ago
In oxygenicphotosyntheticorganisms, specificallyfloraandcyanobacteria, the carotenoid β-carotene plays a vital role in thephotosynthetic reaction centrewhere, due to quantum mechanical reasons arising from the symmetry of the molecule, it provides a mechanism for photoprotection againstauto-oxidation. They also participate in the energy-transfer process. In non-photosynthesizing organisms, such ashumans, carotenoids have been linked to oxidation-preventing mechanisms.

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