Content of Photosynthetic Pigments in Pepper In Vitro Cultures

  • Liljana Koleva Gudeva
  • Mirko Spasenoski
  • Vesna Rafajlovska


Chlorophylls are some of the most important chelates in nature. Theyare capable of channelling the energy of sunlight into potential chemical energythrough the process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is complex biologicalprocess which occurs in in vitro conditions too, but in alternative pathways onbiosynthesis of photosynthetic pigments.The purpose of our examinations was to evaluate the content ofphotosynthetic pigments chlorophyll a, b and a+b in the pepper cultureCapsicum annuum L. of the varieties Kurtovska Kapija and Golden Medal onthe MS (Murashige and Skoog) medium, especially in shoot culture, culture ofcallus from meristem and callus, and as well as cotyledon culture. All peppertissue cultures were subject of investigation regarding the effect of plant grownregulators on in vitro synthesis of photosynthetic pigments.


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