Tag : Thylakoid Membranes

Light-induced Proton Transport through Thylakoid Membranes in Chloroplasts

Written by Nicolas The proton uptake of thylakoid membranes during photosynthesis was analyzed through measuring pH. As light reaches the plant, the chlorophyll begins to absorb and release excited electrons. As the electrons pass through the Quinone they increase the Proton concentration on one side of the thylakoid membrane. This then drives the ATP synthase to form ATP from ADP by means of channeling the protons to turn the synthase. The net process is described by scheme 1 below, taken […]