chap 7 II

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1. W hat are the two main types of reactions in the chloroplast, and where does each occur? The chloroplast, found only in plants and algae, is the site of photosynthesis. This occurs by absorbing sunlight and using it to drive synthesis of organic compounds from carbon dioxide to water. Within photosynthesis there are two reactions that occur in order to carry out the process: the thylakoid membrane is responsible for the light reactions and the stroma deals with the dark reactions/carbon fixations. 2. Draw and label the parts of both mitochondrion and a chloroplast 3. What are some uses of plastids? What is the most famous plastid? Plastids are one of a family of closely related plant organelles including, chloroplasts, amyloplasts, leukoplasts, etioplasts and chromoplasts. Amyloplasts are colorless plastids that store starch. Chromoplasts contain pigments that give fruits and vegetables their orange and yellow tint. Chloroplasts are the most well-known of these groups because of their all- purpose function in photosynthesis. Chloroplasts have the
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course BIOL 101 taught by Professor Fevzidaldal during the Fall '08 term at UPenn.

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