chlorophyll b

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Noun1.chlorophyll b - a dark-green plant pigment having a brilliant green alcohol solution; generally characteristic of higher plants
chlorophyl, chlorophyll - any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms
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Chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b content was calculated from the following formulae:
The amount of chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b being detected in these PLBs has no significant different.
On day 14, chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, and chlorophyll a + b were found to significantly lower in the 2000 ppm Pb treated plants as compared to the control plants (Table 3).
Based on our mathematical models, with the exception of chlorophyll b, the ClorofiLOG[R] 1030 portable chlorophyll meter estimated the concentration of photosynthetic pigments with high precision, thus saving time and the chemical reagents that are typically used in conventional procedures.
Chlorophyll a is more strongly degraded than chlorophyll b (WOLF, 1956), which may explain the reduction of the chlorophyll a/b ratio when the chlorophyll meter readings were below 40 (Figure 2b).