amyloplast


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am·y·lo·plast

 (ăm′ə-lō-plăst′)
n.
A colorless plastid that forms starch granules and occurs in cells of plant storage tissue.

amyloplast

(ˈæmɪləʊˌplæst)
n
a non-pigmented granule in a plant cell which stores amylopectin
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Starch is found in amyloplast in granules form and accounts for 65-70% of grain (Li et al.
Starch staining of the hypocotyls with 1-KI solution shows absence of amyloplast granules in suppressors grown on sucrose free medium.
A statolith is an object in the plant cell now thought to be an amyloplast, which belongs to a class of colorless plastids called leucoplasts.
The most noticeable correlated event we have noted is the asynchronous appearance of amyloplast in microspores in the loculus.
The translocator protein is like a door that allows glucose to move out of the amyloplast.
Wasserman of Rutgers University, whose work focuses on the synthesis of amylose and amylopectin, and the molecular biology of the enzymes that catalyze chain elongation, insertion of branch points and spatial distribution of enzymes within the corn endosperms amyloplast.
Altered gravitropic response, amyloplast sedimentation and circumutation in the Arabidopsis shoot gravitropism 5 mutant are associated with reduced starch levels.
Starch staining of the hypocotyl with I-KI solution shows almost an absence of amyloplast granules in the suppressors grown in sucrose free medium.
In addition, at 4[degrees]C amyloplasts sedimented normally in the gps mutants, indicating that the GPS loci affect an aspect of the gravity signal perception/transduction pathway that occurs after amyloplast sedimentation (perception).
They suggested that this inverse relationship may be due to differences in amyloplast membranes, such as the composition of membrane lipids.
The observation that the gravitational response is pressure dependent, even for accelerations where amyloplast sedimentation already seems to be saturated, favors a pressure mechanism at least for higher plants (Rawitscher, 1932; Johnsson, 1965; Friedrich and Hertel, 1973).