what is respiratory pigment & what are it's function's ?

Asked by  | 13th Apr, 2009, 05:15: PM

Expert Answer:

A respiratory pigment is a molecule, such as hemoglobin in humans, that increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Examples of respiratory pigments are hemoglobin, haemocyanin, haemerythrin and chlorocruorin.

The role of the respiratory pigment is primarily to aid in the transport of molecular oxygen and thus help in respiration.

Answered by  | 14th Apr, 2009, 02:18: PM

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