Ask an Expert: NEED HELP!!! Isolating Chloroplasts from Plants!!!!
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Ok, so im trying to plan for next years Science Fair Project and I have a question on if I were to separate Chloroplasts from a plant using the procedure and materials stated on both these websites (http://amrita.vlab.co.in/?sub=3&brch=187&sim=878&cnt=2 and http://homepages.gac.edu/~cellab/chpts/chpt8/ex8-1.html) would the Chloroplasts after they are separated still be able to maintain their function for converting Co2 to O2? If this is not possible can someone give me ideas on how I could make this a possibility?
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Please keep ALL your posts in a single thread. See my reply in your other post.
You might want to do an experiment to answer the questions. You might want to see the isolated chloroplast and see if they can convert CO2 to O2. This experiment could also lead to other interesting experiments to see what "supplements" are required for the efficient conversion, i.e. maybe co-factors are required? enzymes? plant leaves containing chlorophyll? etc.