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Are all pigment types found in all plants?

  1. Jul 14, 2010 #1
    I just completed a paper chromatography lab at school (Gr. 12 Biology) and I have a pretty simple (maybe) question based on my results. Do all plants contain multiple pigments? Would it be possible for a plant to have only chlorophyll a/b and carotene or would it have to also have some levels of anthocyanins and betalains? Based on my results, a maple leaf contains only chlorophyll and carotene 1 and a snowball leaf contains only chlorophyll and pheophytin. Just wanted to see if this was caused by an error in the testing or if it is, in fact, possible. Thanks.
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