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Image:Chlorophyll Molecule

Description: Chlorophyll moleucle. Conceptual computer artwork of a chlorophyll molecule superimposed on a section of leaf. Different atoms are represented by coloured spheres enclosed in a cage-like structure (green: carbon and hydrogen, red: oxygen, blue: nitrogen). Chlorophyll is a pigment that is vital to photosynthesis. It absorbs sunlight and uses the energy to produce carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water. It is stored in high concentrations in chloroplasts within plant cells and gives plants their green colour.