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CHLOROPLASTS

CHLOROPLASTS

Photosynthesis occurs in the chloroplasts (small, flattened organelles).

  • Thylakoid membranes: A system of interconnected, flattened fluid filled sacs. Proteins including photosynthetic pigments and electron carriers are in the membrane and are involved in the light-dependent reaction
  • Granum: A stack of thylakoids
  • Thylakoid space: Fluid within the thylakoid sacs contain enzymes for photosynthesis
  • Stroma: Fluid surrounding the thylakoid membranes. Contains enzymes needed for the light-independent reactions
  • Starch grain: Stores the products of photosynthesis