Chlorophyll ‘a’ is the primary pigment for light reaction. What are the accessory pigments? What is their role in photosynthesis?

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Accessory pigments help chlorophyll in trapping the light energy. Accessory pigments present in plants are chlorophyll b,xanthophylls and carotenoids.

The accessory pigments help in harvesting the trapped solar energy and pass it further to chlorophyll a.therefore, can carry out the supporting process during light harvesting.

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