Chlorophylls are a class of chemical pigments found in many types of plant life, and are necessary for the process of photosynthesis. Chlorophylls absorb light in particular parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, meaning that they have a very vivid green color, which is characteristic of their presence and encourages industrial applications as well as health promotion.

Photosynthesis is the process by which sunlight is converted into chemical energy within plant cells through organic carbon compounds. It is possible that chlorophyll or a similar substance was a vital link in the evolution of life. The 1997 Pathfinder mission to mars found some evidence that substances similar to chlorophyll might be present in Martian soil.

The five types of chlorophyll (a, b, c, d, and e) are found in ...

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