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Details for thylakoid
thylakoid
Gene ontology ID
GO:0009579
GO:0009579 is linked to 52 enzymes:
Definition
A membranous cellular structure that bears the photosynthetic pigments in plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. In cyanobacteria thylakoids are of various shapes and are attached to, or continuous with, the plasma membrane. In eukaryotes they are flattened, membrane-bounded disk-like structures located in the chloroplasts; in the chloroplasts of higher plants the thylakoids form dense stacks called grana. Isolated thylakoid preparations can carry out photosynthetic electron transport and the associated phosphorylation
Comment
A thylakoid is not considered an organelle, but some thylakoids are part of organelles.
References
1. GOC: ds
2. GOC: mtg sensu
3. ISBN 0198506732
4. Wikipedia: Thylakoid
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