Water soluble pigments found in plant cell vacuoles are:

  • Option 1)

    Xanthophylls

  • Option 2)

    Chlorophylls

  • Option 3)

    Carotenoids

  • Option 4)

    Anthocyanins

 

Answers (2)

As discussed in

Carotenoids -

These are yellow to orange pigments absorbing light strongly in blue violet range. They are light harvesting complex.

- wherein

They protect the chlorophyll from photo-oxidation by high intensity light and from O2 during photosynthesis.

 

 

Xanthophylls -

Type of carotenoid which is yellow in colour and contains oxygen

- wherein

E.g. violaxanthin, fucoxanthin

 

 carotenoide (eg xanthophylls) and chlorophylls are not water soluble as they are light harvesting complex.

 

 


Option 1)

Xanthophylls

Incorrect option

Option 2)

Chlorophylls

Incorrect option

Option 3)

Carotenoids

Incorrect option

Option 4)

Anthocyanins

Correct option

Anthocyanins

they even get degraded by high pH

 

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