Chloroplasts are structurally adapted to their function of capturing sunlight and carrying out the light-dependent reaction of photosynthesis in what 4 ways?
1) The thylakoid membranes provide a large surface area for the attachment of chlorophyll, electron carriers and enzymes that carry out the light-dependent reactions.
2) A network of proteins in the grana hold the chlorophyll in a very precise manner that allows the maximum absorption of light.
3) The granal membranes have enzymes attached to them, which help manufacture ATP.
4)Chloroplasts contain both DNA and ribosomes so they can quickly and easily manufacture some of the proteins needed for the light-dependent reaction.