Chlorophyll’s function in plants is to absorb light and transfer it through the plant during photosynthesis. The chlorophyll in a plant is found on the thylakoids in the chloroplasts. More »

Chlorophyll is a chemical in plants, that absorbs the red light and most of the blue light that comes from sunlight. Sunlight is composed of the full spectrum of light wavelengths. More »

Leaves typically have a large surface area that contains chloroplasts to absorb sunlight for the process of photosynthesis. The chloroplasts contain a substance called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the substance that makes... More »

Nitrogen is a component in chlorophyll, which is essential for plants to perform photosynthesis. Nitrogen is also required to make amino acids, which are building blocks of proteins that are essential for cellular functi... More »

Plant-like protists, which are also called green algae, resemble plants in having a cell wall, chlorophyll and the ability to carry out photosynthesis. They are a diverse group of four phyla, but all live in water and ha... More »

Light-dependent reactions take place in the chloroplasts of plants that use photosynthesis to make sugar. The process of making sugar requires two distinct reactions: a structure called the thylakoid membrane is responsi... More »

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The granum supports the process of photosynthesis in plants due to the fact that it is composed of chlorophyll and phospholipids. Grana, which is the plural form of granum, refers to a stack of thylakoids contained withi... More »