Chloroplasts in the cells of elodea and other plants perform photosynthesis, converting sunlight into biochemical energy stored as carbohydrates. Both plants and the animals that consume them require carbohydrates to fue... More »

The primary function of an elodea leaf is to make food for the plant using photosynthesis. Elodea is a water plant, and those same leaves provide a home for tiny invertebrate life forms. When the plant dies, the leaves d... More »

An Elodea cell consists of a semi-permeable cell wall, which contains a membrane, enveloping the cytoplasm, in which a nucleus, vacuole, chloroplasts and mitochondria are located. Some of these structures can be clearly ... More »

The primary function of the palisade layer of a leaf is to host most of the chloroplasts in the plant, which is where photosynthesis occurs. The palisade layer is a collection of cylindrical-shaped cells just beneath the... More »

In plant cells, chloroplasts perform photosynthesis, a process that converts light energy from the sun into chemical energy in the form of glucose. Plants can later use this stored chemical energy to carry out activities... More »

Euglena gracilis is a tiny, single-celled organism with a long, oval body, tail-like flagella and chloroplasts for producing food energy from sunlight. Although they photosynthesize like plants, they are able to swim usi... More » Science Biology Cells

All plants feature chloroplasts within their cells, though they are not present in every cell of the plant. Chloroplasts are organelles that have a green pigment that make the plant look green. More »