What is the structure of chloroplast?
Surrounding the grana (sing. granum; stack of thylakoids), and the stroma is the inner membrane. Each thylakoid stack is connected by lamellae (the skeleton of the chloroplast). The outer membrane is a further protective layer.
See the image for an overview. In addition, here are some notes on the major structures:
Outer Membrane - porous, such that small molecules (smaller than proteins) and charged particles can move freely.
Inner Membrane - again, regulates the passage of molecules in and out of the chloroplast. Also where fatty acids, lipids and carotenoids are synthesised.
Stroma - protein rich fluid - also contains ribosomes and DNA. The stroma is where biochemical synthesis occurs.
Thylakoid - the thylakoids contain the chlorophyll required for photosynthesis.
Lamellae - these structures ensure that the thylakoid stacks are arranged in a useful way - so that there is no overlapping or entanglement - such that photosynthesis is as efficient as possible.
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