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Why does there exist a variation in the shape of choloroplast in different algae?Is it only a trait that was developed by these organisms in the due course of evolution due the morphological and photosythetic requirement or are there any other reasons?If the photosynthetic ability does differ due to shape variation, please tell me which shape is most effective as per energy utilisation and photosynthetic product formation?And why did these organisms develop that particular shape?For instance ,would a spiral chloroplast make any difference in the way Zygnema(stellate chloroplast)carry out photosynthesis? Thank You for your valuable time!!!
Re: Why does the chloroplast shape differ in different types of algae?
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