About the book
Chlorophyll is a plant pigment that is green in color. It is found in the chloroplast, a type of cellular organelle found solely in plant cells. Chlorophyll is an essential component of photosynthesis and has a unique capacity to trap light energy and utilize it in the photolysis of water molecules to replenish the reducing power of the cells. Apart from that, other key actions of chlorophyll have been discovered, adding to the molecule's usefulness for many uses.
This book describes the developments in the study of chlorophylls, and the state of knowledge in the more established areas of physics, chemistry, and biology of chlorophylls. The book includes the topics deal with the chlorophylls as chemical entities, and their analysis, organization, and the photochemical and photophysical behavior of chlorophylls.
This book is intended for use by postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology. All the chapters will be written by professionals that make this book an especially valuable and reliable source of information. To illustrate the scope of chlorophyll, the chapters will be presented with simple diagrams, charts, and graphs.