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Changes in Chloroplast Pigments in Leaves during Senescence

Naturevolume 140page728 (1937) | Download Citation



Loss of chlorophyll in senescent leaves is a general phenomenon, and various views have been put forward to explain how chlorophyll disappears as the leaf yellows. The possibilities recognized are: (1) the decomposition of chlorophyll into its basic components and the transference of the latter to places of storage ; and (2) the transformation of chlorophyll into certain substances likely to function during senescence.

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  1. Plant Physiological Laboratories, Institute of Agricultural Research, Benares Hindu University

    • B. N. SINGH
    •  & N. K. ANANTHA RAO


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