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Within the chloroplasts of plants, thylakoids are found in vertical stacks known as grana.

Which of the following BEST explains why this structural arrangement of thylakoids within chloroplasts evolved?

A

Plants with this trait lost less water via transpiration and could survive better in drier environments.

B

Plants with this trait could capture more photons and make more carbohydrates.

C

Plants with this trait were able to create a proton gradient without acidifying the stroma.

D

Plants with this trait were able to avoid photorespiration on hot dry days.

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