What is the function of chloroplast in plants?
I don't understand it. I hoped somenone could give me an explanation as some websites are too confusing.
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Chloroplasts occur in the cytoplasm of all the green cells of plants except autotrophic prokaryots. Chloroplasts are self-duplicating, cellular organelles, where the complete photosynthesis occurs. They exhibit a certain degree of functional autonomy. Chloroplasts thus have three different membrane types, the outer membrane, the inner membrane and the thylakoid membrane. The thylakoid membrane contains all the enzymatic components required for photosynthesis. Interaction between chlorophyll, electron carriers, coupling factors and other components takes place within the thylakoid membrane. Light energy is used for spitting water to oxygen. Reduction of NADP+ and ATP take place simultaneously.
Chloroplasts help plants make their own food, to put its function as simply as possible. In order to make its own food, a plant uses energy from the sun to produce sugars, which the plant can use for its own energy. The process used to do this is called photosynthesis. Inside of every chloroplast is chlorophyll, a green substance that takes in sunlight. Hope this helps!
chloroplast is the organelle of a plant that contains a pigment called chlorophyll.this chlorophyll absorbs the energy from sunlight and utilize this energy to synthesize food from carbon dioxide and water.thus,chloroplast is involved in the photosynthesis process of the plants.