Apart from chlorophyll, algae have several other pigments in their chloroplast. What pigments are found in blue-green, red, and brown algae that are responsible for their characteristic colours?

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Ans. In the chloroplasts of algae, there are other pigments are present too other than chlorophyll.

- Chlorophyceae - They are Green algae. Contain Chlorophyll a, b and are green in colour.
- Phaeophyceae - They are Brown algae. Contain chlorophyll a, c,Fucoxanthin (A xanthophyll pigment) and are brown in colour.
- Rhodophyceae - They are Red algae. Contain Chlorophyll a, d, r-phycoerythrin and are Red in colour.

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