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Which of the following processes will be affected by damage to the thylakoid?

Which of the following processes will be affected by damage to the thylakoid?

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1. The absorption of light energy by chlorophyll
B. The synthesis of ATP
C. The flow of electrons from photosystem II to photosystem I
D. The reduction of NADP+
E. The splitting of water

This question is part of AP Bio Midterm
Asked by Lizpaschal, Last updated: Sep 23, 2020

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley

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E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Jul 17, 2018

Thylakoids are special stacks that are present within a chloroplast of a plant cell. Chloroplasts are organelles that are responsible for photosynthesis. These thylakoids contain the pigment chlorophyll on their membranes. This pigment absorbs the energy from the sun and allows the chloroplast to use it for photosynthesis.

If the thylakoids are destroyed, the pigment inside them will be lost, ultimately, the chloroplast will not be able to harness the suns energy to energize the electros. The electron transport chain will not proceed and AP will not be formed. This will halt photosynthesis, and the plant will no longer be able to use CO2 from the atmosphere to form glucose.

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l.Steven

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Answered Jan 07, 2018

A chloroplast is the organelle present in plant cells that is responsible for photosynthesis. It consists of stacks of barrels, which are called thylakoids. These thylakoids contain the important pigment on their membranes, which serve to capture light energy and use it to form glucose. If the thylakoids are gone, the pigment within the chloroplast will also disappear.

This ultimately means that the electrons on the membrane will not be reduced, and this will compromise the synthesis of ATP. This will ultimately put a halt to the formation of glucose, as the chloroplast is unable to synthesize enough energy for the chemical reaction.

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John Smith

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Answered Dec 19, 2016

The synthesis of ATP
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