- Chlorophyll f
Chlorophyll f is a hypothesized form of chlorophyll that absorbs further in the red (infrared light) than other chlorophylls. It was reported from stromatolites from Western Australia's Shark Bay.
The finding was made by scientists at the University of Sydney led by Dr. Min Chen, and is the first discovery of a new form of chlorophyll in 60 years. However, the function of chlorophyll f in photosynthetic reactions is uncertain and the ecological distribution of chlorophyll f remains unknown.
- ^ a b Chen, M. .; Schliep, M. .; Willows, R. D.; Cai, Z. -L.; Neilan, B. A.; Scheer, H. . (2010). "A Red-Shifted Chlorophyll". Science 329 (5997): 1318–1319. Bibcode 2010Sci...329.1318C. doi:10.1126/science.1191127. PMID 20724585.
- ^ Ferris Jabr (August 19, 2010). "A New Form of Chlorophyll?". Scientific American. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new-form-chlorophyll. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
- ^ a b "Australian scientists discover first new chlorophyll in 60 years". University of Sydney. 20 August 2010. http://www.usyd.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=5463.
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