One of numerous particles located on the thylakoid of a chloroplast, formerly considered to be the functional unit of photosynthesis.
In the membrane of a chloroplast, any of the highly ordered structures containing many molecules of chlorophyll: quantasomes are thought to be the essential unit of photosynthesis.
One of numerous granules located on the inner lamellar surface of a chloroplast and thought to be involved in the light reactions of photosynthesis.
Origin of quantasome
- quanta –some
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition