Chloroplasts are the tiny organelles within plant cells that carry out the process of photosynthesis. Along with another essential organelle – the mitochondria, they are thought to be descended from ancient bacteria. Both, then, are living within animals and plants in a symbiotic relationship.
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Our Speaker, Dr Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo, is interested in the co-evolution of life and the biosphere. In this talk, she will describe advances in understanding the evolution of chloroplasts. What are chloroplasts and why are they important?
Dr Sanchez-Baracaldo works at the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. Patricia’s University Webpage