Copper - mineral elements, Biology


It is a trace element which is available in most of the fruits.

Maximum in heart, brain, kidney & crustaceans.

By its deficiency monkin's disease is caused.

Copper is required --

(a)      For synthesis of haemoglobin.

(b)      It is a component of cytochrome oxidase (cytochrome a3) and ribulose biphosphate carboxylase, plastocyanin, ascorbic acid oxidase, etc.

(c)      It is connected with the formation of chlorophyll and maintenance of carbohydrate nitrogen balance.

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