LABORATORY 4. PLANT PIGMENTS AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS

 

 

OVERVIEW

In this laboratory you will separate plant pigments using chromatography. You also will measure the rate of photosynthesis in isolated chloroplasts. The measurement technique involves the reduction of the dye, DPIP. The transfer of electrons during the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis reduces DPIP and changes its color from blue to colorless.

 

OBJECTIVES

Section A: Before doing this laboratory you should understand:

Section B: In this experiment, you will

 

LAB GUIDE

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Lab4-Photosynthesis.doc (61K)

 

 

RESULTS

With the help of UOG (for the DPIP this time), we completed another successful lab.