Krixic
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NEED HELP!!! Isolating Chloroplasts from Plants!!!!

Postby Krixic » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:14 pm

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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Re: NEED HELP!!! Isolating Chloroplasts from Plants!!!!

Postby SciB » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:10 pm

Please keep ALL your posts in a single thread. See my reply in your other post.

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Re: NEED HELP!!! Isolating Chloroplasts from Plants!!!!

Postby skuzniewski » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:14 pm

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.


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