12th November 2019


What is the function of grana in a plant cell?

Grana (plural of 'granum') are stacks of structures called thylakoids, which are little disks of membrane on which the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis take place. Stacked into grana, the shape of the thylakoids allow for optimum surface area, maximizing the amount of photosynthesis that can happen.

Likewise, people ask, what does the Granum do?

They are the site of the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis. Thylakoids consist of a thylakoid membrane surrounding a thylakoid lumen. Chloroplast thylakoids frequently form stacks of disks referred to as grana (singular: granum).

What does Grana contain?

The chloroplast contains chlorophyll within its thylakoids, which absorbs light energy and gives chloroplasts its green color. Stacks of thylakoids are known as grana, which exist in the open space of the chloroplast known as the stroma.

Where is the Granum?

The membranous granum is typically found in more complex plants rather than simplistic ones. The grana in the chloroplast act together as a unit and are interconnected through small tunnels in the lower part of thylakoid stacks called stromal thylakoids.
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