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Property Size of chloroplast (lens-shaped organelle)
Organism Chloroplast
Range ~5μm diameter: ~2.5μm width
Units μm
Reference Staehelin LA. Chloroplast structure: from chlorophyll granules to supra-molecular architecture of thylakoid membranes. Photosynth Res. 2003 76(1-3):185-96. p.186 right column bottom paragraph
Reference PubMed ID 16228577
Comments "The chloroplasts of higher plants are lens-shaped organelles with a diameter of ~5 µm and a width of ~2.5µm (Figure 2). Each chloroplast is delineated by two envelope membranes, which encompass an aqueous matrix, the stroma, and the internal photosynthetic membranes, the ‘thylakoids,’ a name introduced by Wilhelm Menke (1962, 1990)."
Entered By Uri M
Date Added Nov 24, 2011 4:26 AM
Date Edited Nov 07, 2014 7:06 AM
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