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chlo·ro·plast

 (klôr′ə-plăst′) also chlo·ro·plas·tid (klôr′ə-plăs′tĭd)
n.
A plastid that contains chlorophyll and is found in the cells of green plants and algae.


chlo′ro·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.

chloroplast

(ˈklɔːrəʊˌplæst)
n
(Botany) a plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments, occurring in plants and algae that carry out photosynthesis
ˌchloroˈplastic adj

chlo•ro•plast

(ˈklɔr əˌplæst, ˈkloʊr-)

n.
a plastid containing chlorophyll.
[1885–90; chloro (phyll) + -plast]
chlo`ro•plas′tic, adj.

chlo·ro·plast

(klôr′ə-plăst′)
A tiny structure in the cells of green algae and green plants that contains chlorophyll and creates glucose through photosynthesis. See more at cell, photosynthesis.

chloroplast

A structure inside a cell that contains chlorophyll.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chloroplast - plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments; in plants that carry out photosynthesis
plastid - any of various small particles in the cytoplasm of the cells of plants and some animals containing pigments or starch or oil or protein
Translations
Chloroplast
chloroplaste
grænukorn
cloroplasto

chloroplast

[ˈklɔːrəʊˌplæst] n (Bot) → cloroplasto
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8 S regions and the chloroplast trnL intron and trnL-trnF spacer and ndhF regions were sequenced using published primers (Baldwin et al.
Sequence analysis of the chloroplast glutamine synthetase gene, a single-copy nuclear gene, was used to infer relationship between the Rhodiola species.
Osaka-Shi, Japan) has patented a primer which, when used in PCR under appropriate conditions, serves to detectably amplify 16S rRNA-encoding DNAs of bacteria of the Escherichia, Salmonella and Vibrio genera, but when used in PCR under the same conditions, does not serve to detectably amplify either chloroplast 16S rRNA-encoding DNAs or mitochondrial 16S rRNA-encoding DNAs.
Changes in PPF initiate altered leaf size and structure, chloroplast ultra-structure, and photosynthetic and respiratory metabolism (Smith, 1982).
An initial effort at establishing a molecular-based phylogeny of the group examined the 1101-base pair trnL-trnF region of chloroplast DNA, a highly variable region in other genera of legumes.
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Elkin received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1973 for her studies on chloroplast fluorescence.
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