On this page, we have a selection of free and printable diagrams of chloroplast to discuss the structure of the chloroplast. This diagram selection can be used as a guide or model for you to draw the structure and diagram of the chloroplast. The aforementioned are organelles present in plant cells and some eukaryotic organisms. This diagram shows the basic structure of a chloroplast, you can make notes on the diagram after you printed it.
Chloroplasts are the most important plastids found in plant cells where photosynthesis occurs. A chloroplast is one of the three types of plastids. All green plant take part in the process of photosynthesis which converts energy into sugars and the byproduct of the process is oxygen that all animals breathe. The diagram of the chloroplast above is a simplified diagram of the structure of a chloroplast. The structures are not necessarily drawn to scale but the parts are shown in enough detail to help students understand.
Some chloroplasts are in shape of the club, they have a thin middle zone and the ends are filled with chlorophyll. They have a system of three membranes: the outer membrane, the inner membrane, and the thylakoid system. The outer and the inner membrane of the chloroplast enclose a semi-gel-like fluid known as the stroma. This stroma makes up much of the volume of the chloroplast, the thylakoids system floats in the stroma.
The diagrams shown above indicate the relative sizes of the structures within a chloroplast since it is much easier to learn a simple diagram of a chloroplast, just like what we have posted above. Click on any image of the diagram to save and download it!