Can't see the forest for the thylakoid membranes?

Virginia Berg Virginia.Berg at
Fri Feb 22 11:24:54 EST 2002

Plant people--

Yesterday in a review session a student made the following comment
(question, looking for confirmation):
"So when we're looking at green plants out in nature, what we're really
seeing is their thylakoid membranes?"

Yes, nice observation, which gives us an interesting variation on not
seeing the forest for the trees.

Also, I made up the following cotransport/countertransport diagram for
them, which is, I think, quite clear:

-- Gini Berg

Dr. Virginia Berg
Professor, Plant Physiology
Biology Department
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA USA 50614-0421

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