Plastids

Science / Biology / Plastids: Membrane-bound organelles in plant cells that function in storage (of food or pigments) or food production. Term for any double membrane-bound organelle. Chloroplasts contain the chemicals for photosynthesis, amyloplasts (also known as leukoplasts) store starch, chromoplasts contain colorful pigments such as in the petals of a flower or epidermis of a fruit.

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