chromoplast


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plastid containing pigments other than chlorophyll usually yellow or orange carotenoids

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Carotene desaturation is linked to a respiratory redox pathway in Narcissus pseudonarcissus chromoplast membranes.
First, in strictly anemophilous species, such as Lolium perenne, plastids first develop into chromoplast, later in elaioplast, and then are resorbed with the other tapetal cell components (Pacini et al., 1992a).
carotenoids pigments: Plant cell pigments: red, orange, and yellow lipid soluble pigments found embedded in the membrane of chloroplast and chromoplast.
Green color change in pepper could be due to the conversion of chloroplasts to chromoplasts pertaining to changes in pigment content of pepper fruit as ripening progresses [54], whereas the increasing trend in [a.sup.*] value describes the loss of red color and formation of lycopene and [beta]-carotene due to advancement of ripening [55].
Isolation and purification from chloroplasts and chromoplasts," Planta, vol.
As a result, the researchers believe they may be able to use specific proteins to regulate the functions of chloroplasts -- such as the conversion of chloroplasts into highly-pigmented chromoplasts during the ripening of fruit.
Red bell pepper Loose parenchyma cells with small red/orange chromoplasts. Begonia house plant Mace/star shaped druses visible unstained.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with chloroplasts or chromoplasts in plants.