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Thylakoids MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Thylakoids
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.430.214.190.875.700.140.800
Unique ID
D020524
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020524
Scope Note
Membranous cisternae of the CHLOROPLAST containing photosynthetic pigments, reaction centers, and the electron-transport chain. Each thylakoid consists of a flattened sac of membrane enclosing a narrow intra-thylakoid space (Lackie and Dow, Dictionary of Cell Biology, 2nd ed). Individual thylakoids are interconnected and tend to stack to form aggregates called grana. They are found in cyanobacteria and all plants.
Entry Term(s)
Grana
Thylakoid Membrane
Previous Indexing
Chloroplasts (1969-1999)
See Also
Photosystem I Protein Complex
Photosystem II Protein Complex
Public MeSH Note
2000; for GRANA see CHLOROPLASTS 1979-1999
History Note
2000; for GRANA use CHLOROPLASTS 1979-1999
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/08
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Thylakoids Preferred
Thylakoid Membrane Narrower
Grana Broader
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