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(noun) Plural form of chloroplast.

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Newbie question about the first life

... read and then I made up the idea. Anyway, it looks like now everybody assumes that all mitochondria were once free agents. They also say now that chloroplasts, too, were pre-existing, free-swimming creatures that ended up inside cells as "endosymbionts". The discovery of the difference ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
Replies: 14
Views: 8424

I am having difficulty identifying this structure.

... has been took by a TEM. I have been for quite a while been comparing and contrasting many different TEM images of different structures of parts of chloroplasts but to no avail being able find even a vaguely similar match. (Both images relate to the same structure but in a different perspective.) ...

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by omegad
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: I am having difficulty identifying this structure.
Replies: 5
Views: 1707

Re: Types of phosphorylation ?

... phosphorylation takes place in the membranes of the mitochondria during the electron transport chain. Photo phosphorylation takes place in the chloroplasts of plants and I'm pretty sure chemosynthetic phosphorylation (may be called something else) is like oxidative phosphorylation, except not ...

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by cash
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Types of phosphorylation ?
Replies: 5
Views: 8738

Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... But, considering that they aren't free living cells, you could argue that these parasites are more like organelles, much like the mitochondria and chloroplasts that contain their own genetic materia. If viruses are infectious genetic material, then maybe the chlamydias are infectious organelles. ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 9696


... supports "tree of life" - first prokaryote, than eukaryote that somehow swallowed prokaryote giving us mitochondria and giving plants chloroplasts can be interpreted in the OPPOSITE direction. If you remove our BIAS that we are MORE advanced than whatever existed years ago, you start ...

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by Cat
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???
Replies: 24
Views: 14191
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