What is the function of chloroplasts?


The function of chloroplasts is to convert sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into food for the plant. Chloroplasts are energy organelles, and are present in all types of plants.

Chloroplasts are present in most plant cells, but they are most common in the green, leafy areas. The organelles absorb sunlight through photosynthesis and use it with the water and carbon dioxide absorbed through other parts of the plant to create food for the plant to grow and survive. Chloroplasts are also found in algae and perform the same function by allowing the algae to continue to thrive.

Chloroplasts are also where chlorophyll is produced. Chlorophyll is a pigment that gives plants their green color, and it is the main receptor for sunlight within the organelle. The stroma is another part of the makeup of chloroplasts, and it is where carbon dioxide is changed into the sugar the plant needs to survive. The grana are where light energy is converted to chemical energy that the plant can consume and use. Chloroplasts are protected by a double membrane that keeps all of the internal structures contained and safe from the environment in the rest of the plant cell. Without chloroplasts, it would be impossible for plants to get the nutrients needed to function and grow.

Q&A Related to "What is the function of chloroplasts?"
chloroplasts are organelles that capture the energy from the sunlight and convert it into chemical energy in a process called Photosynthesis.
First of all the chloroplast is an organelle in the plant cell (or in any photosynthetic organism) It is bound by a membrane and inside it contains stroma (a protien rich semi liquid
To produce photosynthesis, which is using energy from the sun (or sun light) to make food and energy for the plant to grow and survive.
It is pyramidal in shape.
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Chloroplasts are organelle bodies which contain pigments such as chlorophyll. They are photosynthesizing centers and are found in the cells of organisms that produce their energy from the sun.
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