Explain Why Chloroplasts Are Found Only In Plants?

Chloroplasts are called the food producers of the cell and site of photosynthesis in all plant cells.

These specialized cell organelles are present only in plants, algae and photosynthetic bacteria. Chloroplasts contain a green colour pigment called chlorophyll, which play a significant role in the process of photosynthesis by trapping solar energy to produce the free energy molecules – Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), NAPDH2 by converting solar energy into to chemical energy.

Therefore, plants are called the autotrophs, as they can produce their own food through the process of Photosynthesis.

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