Plastids- Types, Structure and Functions

Plastids- Types, Structure and Functions

Plastids- Types, Structure and Functions Plastid is a double membrane bound organelle involved in the synthesis and storage of food, commonly found within the cells of photosynthetic plants. Plastids were discovered and named by Ernst Haeckel, but A. F. W. Schimper was the first to provide a clear definition. They are necessary for essential life processes, like photosynthesis and food storage.  A plastid containing green … Read morePlastids- Types, Structure and Functions

Chloroplasts- Structure and Functions

Chloroplasts- Structure and Functions

Chloroplasts- Structure and Functions The word chloroplastis derived from the Greek words chloros, which means green, and plastes, which means “the one who forms”. Chloroplasts are a type of membrane-bound plastids that contain a network of membranes embedded into a liquid matrix, and harbor the photosynthetic pigment called chlorophyll. It is this pigment that imparts a green color … Read moreChloroplasts- Structure and Functions