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Chloroplasts present in plant cells
What they are (definition)
Chloroplasts are organelles present in the cells of plants and other photosynthetic organisms such as algae.
Main characteristics of chloroplasts:
- They are green in color due to the presence of chlorophyll.
- They are limited by a kind of envelope formed by two lipoprotein membranes.
- It has inside it a liquid known as stroma.
- They have DNA, RNA and ribosomes. Thus, they have the ability to perform the process of protein synthesis and multiply.
Function of chloroplasts in plants:
- In chloroplasts photosynthesis reactions occur.
- One plant cell had 40 to 50 chloroplasts.