chromoplast defined in 1951 yearchromoplast - chromoplast (chromatophore);
chromoplast - Pigmented plastid of plant cells. May be red, orange, or yellow, e.g. tomato fruits, carrot roots, containing carotenoid pigments; or green (chloroplasts), containing chlorophyll. Former are common in fruits and flowers, and develop from leucoplasts or chloroplasts; chloroplasts are responsible for the green colour of plants. In algae variously coloured owing to presence with chlorophyll of other pigments, xanthophyll, carotene, fucoxanthin, phycoerythrin, phycocyanin.
near chromoplast in Knolik
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