Magnesium - Magnesium is an element. Chlorophyll is a molecule that starts the energy trapping process. The molecule has magnesium [Mg] at its center with 4 nitrogen [N] atoms bonded to it. See page 238 MA. Elements other than nitrogen such as calcium and magnesium, also accumulate in decomposing woody substrate. (Maser and Trappe, 1984, pg 16-par2)
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