Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 27 - 27.1 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

A possible hypothesis is that the thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts resemble the membranes of cyanobacteria because chloroplasts evolved from a cyanobacterium endosymbiont.

Work Step by Step

Note that cyanobacteria also utilize photosynthesis and that plastids such as chloroplasts are believed to be incorporated due to endosymbiosis.
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