What organelle in higher plant cells contains chlorophyll?
The chloroplast is an organelle found in plant and algae cells. It is found in the part of a plant that contains chlorophyll and where photosynthesis takes place. Chloroplasts have two membrane layers (an outer and inner membrane). The inner membrane layer contains stacks of flattened sacs (thylakoids) called grana. The chlorophyll is found in the thylakoids.
All kinds of cells cannot produce sugar. Only those cells which contain chlorophyll pigment are able to do so. A good example of this is a plant cell, which contains specialized organelles called chloroplasts(which contain this pigment) to carry out photosynthesis, the end product of which is sugar.
In order for photosynthesis to occur, the organelle chloroplast is needed. Eukaryotic cells (typically plants) do contain chloroplasts which the plant can use to make food. However, there are several prokaryotic organisms such as the purple bacteria that contains a different kind of chlorophyll and can photosynthesize.