Fraction of membrane surface area occupied by stacked grana

Range 50 to 60% in plants grown under high light: ~70% plants grown under low light conditions %
Organism Chloroplast
Reference Staehelin LA. Chloroplast structure: from chlorophyll granules to supra-molecular architecture of thylakoid membranes. Photosynth Res. 2003 76(1-3):185-96. p.187 left column top paragraphPubMed ID16228577
Comments "The stacked thylakoid regions typically account for 50 to 60% of the membrane surface area in plants grown under high light, and for about 70% in those grown under low light c onditions. From a historical perspective, it is interesting to note that the very first electron micrographs of chloroplasts published by G.A. Kausche and Helmut Ruska in 1940 already hinted that grana possessed a lamellar substructure."
Entered by Uri M
ID 107016