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Is there a name for the process in which chlorophyll is activated and causes a plant to turn green?



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If a plant contains chlorophyll, the plant will be green, unless it has other pigments which mask the green color of the chlorophyll. However, plants can make and destroy their chlorophyll, and since chlorophyll can be damaged, this is a good thing. However, I am not sure what "process" you are referring to specifically.

Stacie.



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