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Chloroplasts in leaf cells. Light micrograph of chloroplasts in a leaf of selaginella, an example of a spikemoss (also called a lesser clubmoss). Chloroplasts are the organelles in plant cells responsible for photosynthesis, the capturing of energy from sunlight using the green pigment chlorophyll. Magnification: x560 when printed at 10 centimetres across.
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