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Chlorophyll in Plants

Chlorophyll in plants refers to a pigment molecule that imparts a green colour to the leaves and stems by absorbing a red and blue spectrum of light. The term chlorophyll has originated from the Greek terms “Khloros” (green) and “Phyllon” (leaf). It plays a fundamental role in photosynthesis by allowing plants to absorb light energy …

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Difference Between Chlorophyll and Chloroplast

The difference between chlorophyll and chloroplast is due to the following factors like location and involvement in photosynthesis. Existence: Chlorophylls exist as the primary photosynthetic pigments inside the chloroplast. Conversely, chloroplasts exist as the photosynthetic cell organelles in a plant cell and possess a membranous structure that resembles mitochondria. Involvement in photosynthesis: Chlorophyll mainly absorbs …

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Oxidation Pond

Oxidation pond or lagoon or water stabilization pond is a secondary wastewater treatment that treats waste or sewage coming from industries, residential areas, etc. It uses microorganisms like bacteria, algae and light energy (sunlight) to stabilize the wastewater. The oxidation pond is constructed 1-1.5 m deep inside the soil and provided with inlet and outlet systems. …

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Stomata in Plants

Stomata in plants appear as minute pores, primarily in the epidermis layer of the leaf surface and rarely in some of the herbaceous stems. It was originated from the Greek word stoma (means mouth) to relate it with the term “stomatal pore”. A stoma is a singular form, whereas a high number of stoma is termed …

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Transpiration in Plants

Transpiration in plants is a process of water loss (in the form of water vapours) into the atmosphere from the leaf surface and stems. Plants undergo transpiration primarily to access carbon dioxide needed for photosynthesis and to cool themselves. As the plants are immobile, they manage their water needs by the two fundamental processes like …

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Chromomycosis

Chromomycosis, or Chronic subcutaneous mycosis, is a severe fungal infectious disease that infects the skin’s subcutaneous tissue. A diverse group of dematiaceous or black fungi cause chromomycosis. Dematiaceous fungi are the heterogeneous fungal group, which usually form lesions or abscess in the subcutaneous tissue. Interaction of host tissue with the fungus shows a non-specific kind …

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Respiration in Plants

Respiration in plants refers to a process in which a plant utilizes atmospheric oxygen to oxidize glucose and other respiratory substrates like fats or proteins. Respiratory substrates are high energy biomolecules that produce energy, carbon dioxide, and water due to the C-C bond breaks. Plants undergo cellular respiration in the presence or absence of light. …

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