chlorophyllase


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chlorophyllase

[′klȯr·ə·fə‚lās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that splits or hydrolyzes chlorophyll.
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The reduction of chlorophyll a and b amounts with NaCl application maybe due to increased activity of destructive enzymes called chlorophyllase [57,8,55,56].
Decreases in photosynthetic pigments were due to instability of protein complexes and destruction of chlorophyll by increased activity of chlorophyll degrading enzymes and chlorophyllase under stress condition.
It is also illustrated that high temperature enhances chlorophyllase activity and decreases the quantities of photosynthetic pigments [20].