The Chloroplast

Picture and Diagram of Chloroplast

The chloroplast is a membranous system made up of stacked discs (thylakoids) and fluid (stroma), enclosed in a double membrane. The site of photosynthesis in a plant cell, the chloroplast is loaded with chlorophyll.

Images from Berg, L. 1997. Introductory Botany - Plants, People and their Environment. Saunders College Publishing