chromoplast

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plastid containing pigments other than chlorophyll usually yellow or orange carotenoids

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Lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with chloroplasts or chromoplasts in plants.
Carotenoids are organic pigments that naturally occur in the chloroplasts and chromoplasts of plants and some other organisms, such as algae, some types of fungus and some bacteria.
The final phase of differentiation is often characterized by the presence of chromoplasts in various tissues, including senescent leaves, fruit pulp, and petals (Ljubesic et al.
6] and Toor and Savage [7], lycopene is also responsible for the reddening of the tomato, due to the differentiation of the chloroplasts and chromoplasts, so this carotenoids is very important with regard to the final nutritional and marketable quality of this plant product [8].
The production of the normal red colour of ripe fruit is due to the destruction of chlorophyll and the extensive accumulation of the carotenoids (lycopene and [beta]-carotene) while the chloroplasts are transformed into chromoplasts [4].