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Bacteria do not have chloroplast, but some bacteria are photoautotrophic in nature and performs photosynthesis. Which part of bacteria cell performs this?

Bacteria do not have chloroplast, but some bacteria are photoautotrophic in nature and performs photosynthesis. Which part of bacteria cell performs this?

Grade:12th pass

3 Answers

Vikas TU
14149 Points
10 months ago
Dear student 
Bacterial cell do not have chloroplast but yet some photoautotriphic bacteria perform photosynthesis due to the presence of chlorophyll in coperated in the membrane. Embeded in the cell membrane are reaction centers which specifically absorb light energy. These reaction centre exist in forms of sacs-tubes or sheets depending on the amount of surface area needed.
Vikas Amritiya
askIITians Faculty 158 Points
10 months ago

Cyanobacteria are a diverse group of photosynthetic bacteria that were previously known as 'blue green algae'. These prokaryotes perform photosynthesis even though they do not have chloroplast. This is because they possess chlorophylls in the cytoplasm. They have flattened sac like structures called 'thylakoids' where photosynthesis actually takes place.These bacteria thus produce the energy they require from sunlight and carbon dioxide. 

irshad hussain
100 Points
21 days ago
Bacterial cell do not have chloroplast but yet some photoautotrophic bacteria perform photosynthesis due to the presence of chlorophyll in cooperated in the membrane. Embedded in the cell membrane are reaction centers which specifically absorb light energy.

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