A plant's stroma is the area where starches, which are types of sugars, are created in the chloroplasts. It is the area where reactions occur. More »

According to Dictionary.com, the function of stroma in both humans and plant cells is as a supportive matrix. In people, stroma is the connective and supportive tissue of organs. In plants, the stroma is the cytoplasm in... More »

Enlarged ovaries with peripherally arranged follicles and echogenic stroma can indicate polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to HealthTap doctors. PCOS is a result of a hormone imbalance due to small cysts on the ... More »

The light-independent reactions of photosynthesis take place in the stroma of the chloroplasts. These are the same organelles where the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis take place, but those happen in a differ... More »

Botanists identify plants according to key characteristics such as the area in which the plant is growing, the shape of the plant's leaves, the type of bark or lack of bark and the presence or lack of fruit and flowers. ... 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 »

In oxygenic photosynthesis, cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of plants and algae turn carbon dioxide, water and photons into carbohydrates and free oxygen. Only some of this oxygen is used by the organism; the rest is ... More »