chloroplast chloroplast  /ˈklɔ rə ˌplæst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments; in plants that carry out photosynthesis

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  1. Scientists date prehistoric bacterial invasion still present in today's plant and animal cells

    How long ago did bacteria invade the one-celled ancestors of plants and animals to become energy-producing mitochondria and photosynthesizing chloroplasts? Researchers developed a statistical way to analyze the variation in genes common to mitochondria, chloroplasts and the eukaryotic nucleus to more precisely date these events. They found that the cyanobacterial invasion of plants took place ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Scientists date prehistoric bacterial invasions still present in today’s cells

    Two UC Berkeley doctoral candidates have found more precise dates for when bacteria invaded the one-celled ancestors of plants and animals to become energy-producing mitochondria and photosynthesizing chloroplasts. They found that the cyanobacterial invasion of plants took place millions of years more recently than thought.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: UC Berkeley NewsCenter

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