id: GO:0009579
name: thylakoid
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A membranous cellular structure that bears the photosynthetic pigments in plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. In cyanobacteria thylakoids are of various shapes and are attached to, or continuous with, the plasma membrane. In eukaryotes they are flattened, membrane-bounded disk-like structures located in the chloroplasts; in the chloroplasts of higher plants the thylakoids form dense stacks called grana. Isolated thylakoid preparations can carry out photosynthetic electron transport and the associated phosphorylation.

Child Functions

GO:0030075plasma membrane-derived thylakoid
GO:0031976plastid thylakoid
GO:0070116organellar chromatophore thylakoid

Parent Functions

GO:0044424intracellular part