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Granum

Definition

noun, plural: grana

The collective term for the stack of thylakoids within the chloroplast of plant cells.


Supplement

The granum contains the light harvesting system composed of chlorophyll and phospholipids.


Word origin: Latin granum (grain).

See also: thylakoid, chlorphlast


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similarity/difference between mitochondria & choloroplas

structural similarity is that they are both have to parts in chloroplast its the granum and the stoma. in mitochondrion u have the inner part where kreb is involved the the cristae. they both have two parts to handle carbon fixation .my guess. Only the chloroplast ...

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by MrMistery
Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: similarity/difference between mitochondria & choloroplas
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similarity/difference between mitochondria & choloroplas

structural similarity is that they are both have to parts in chloroplast its the granum and the stoma. in mitochondrion u have the inner part where kreb is involved the the cristae. they both have two parts to handle carbon fixation.my guess. one of the structural ...

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by rambo
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:10 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: similarity/difference between mitochondria & choloroplas
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Can someone please explain splitting water?

Photolysis (in the granum): where light separates water into Oxygen- which is released as a by-product, and Hydrogen- which is used furthur in the photosynthesis stages. In other words the water is oxidised.

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by James
Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:02 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone please explain splitting water?
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