Thylakoid membranes contain chlorophyll and other pigments that capture light so plants can conduct photosynthesis. The thylakoids are arranged in stacks inside the chloroplasts of a plant, with each stack connected to t... More »

Mitochondria and thylakoid membranes are both responsible for the synthesis of energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate, commonly referred to as ATP. Mitochondria are present in all living cells, and they produce ene... More »

Photosynthesis occurs in plants and certain types of algae, in the structures known as chloroplasts. The leaves of a plant are the primary location where photosynthesis takes place, with very little occurring in the stem... More »

The thylakoid membrane contains chlorophyll, the photosynthetic pigment and other darker pigments as well. They are arranged in a pattern of dark and light bands. These rays capture light for two photosystems called phot... More » Science

Most plants would not grow very well under yellow light, as this color is not easily absorbed by photosynthetic pigments in plants for use in photosynthesis. As a result of poor light absorption, the plant would probably... More »

For photosynthesis to occur, plants need sunlight, water, carbon dioxide and chlorophyll. Through the process of photosynthesis plants convert light energy into chemical energy. They use this energy to make food which th... More »

Carotene and xanthophyll are the two classes of carotenoids in plants that function as accessory pigments in photosynthesis by absorbing light energy at wavelengths inefficiently absorbed by chlorophyll. They also protec... More »