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Chlorophyll Function And Structure

Chlorophyll The chlorophyll molecule has a porphyrin-ring like structures (head) with a magnesium atom in the center and a long hydrophobic hydrocarbon tail that anchors it in photosynthetic membrane. The porphyrin ring (head) is a flat, square structure containing four smaller rings (I-IV), each possessing a nitrogen atom which can bond with magnesium atom. Head: The head is hydrophilic and ...

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