BotanyWhich of the following is the principal pigment of Phaeophyceae? 

Which of the following is the principal pigment of Phaeophyceae?
 

  1. A

    Phycocyanin
     

  2. B

    Phycoerythrin
     

  3. C

    Fucoxanthin
     

  4. D

    Chlorophyll

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    Solution:

    Concept: Fucoxanthin is xanthophylls, with the formula CHO. 
    It is found as an accessory pigment in the chloroplasts of brown algae and most other heterokonts, giving them a brown or olive-green colour. 
    It is the principal pigment of Phaeophyceae. 
    Phycocyanin is a pigment-protein complex from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family and allophycocyanin.

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