Chloroplasts and Centrioles By Rotimi, Stephen, Chris, and Nick
Chloroplasts • Are only found in plant cells. • Replace mitochondria • Produce energy from sunlight • Thylakoids trap the sunlight • A group of thylakoids is called a granum.
Function • This cells purpose is to make food • It takes water and CO2 and uses sunlight to make it into sugars
Interesting Facts • Give pants their green color. • Is necessary in photosynthesis. • The one unique organelle that only plants have.
What do They Look Like? • Made of nine microtubules arranged in a circular shape • gives them a cylinder appearance
Where are They Located? • Found in animal cells and most protist cells • Float around in the cytoplasm • Located near the nucleus • Found in pairs
Function • Helps in cell division • nucleation points for spindle formation during mitosis and meiosis • The basal body for cilia and flagella
Work Cited • http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/cells/chloroplasts/images/chloroplastsfigure1.jpg • http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/cells/centrioles/images/centriolesfigure1.jpg • http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/biology/chloroplast.html • http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/Resources/Botany/Plant%20Cell/Electron%20Micrographs/Plastids/Chloroplasts/Chloroplast%20EN.jpg • http://www.kscience.co.uk/as/module1/chloroplast.htm • http://images.tutorvista.com/content/cell-organization/structure-of-centriole.jpeg • http://www.buzzle.com/articles/centriole-function.html • http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uyFn_Tje2Gk/T13leYSD9hI/AAAAAAAAAZA/J_NFQbcc4YU/s1600/6-+centrioles.jpg