Content of chloroplast in C3 plant leaf (% dry mass of chloroplast)

Range 60% protein:20% lipid:7.5%photosynthesis products:4% chlorophyll:2.5% nucleic acids:0.9% carotenoids
Organism Plants
Reference Lawlor, D. W, Photosynthesis: molecular, physiological, and environmental processes, 3rd edition BIOS scientific publishers limited 2001 p.58 table 4.1 'A semi quantitative analysis of the photosynthetic system in an 'average' C3 plant leaf'
Primary Source Better ref needed
Comments Photosynthesis products refer to soluble photosynthesis products. Chloroplast dry mass is 20pg (BNID 105597)
Entered by Uri M
ID 105599