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A plastid that contains pigments other than chlorophyll, usually yellow or orange carotenoids.
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(Botany) a coloured plastid in a plant cell, esp one containing carotenoids
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(ˈkroʊ məˌplæst)

a plastid containing coloring matter other than chlorophyll.
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Noun1.chromoplast - plastid containing pigments other than chlorophyll usually yellow or orange carotenoids
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
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This mass transfer from the aqueous food to lipid structures is a complex process that is delayed by the presence of food structure, but also depends upon whether the carotenoids are present in chloroplasts as lipoprotein complexes, as in the light harvesting complex in plant leaves, or whether it is crystalline in chromoplast, as in the case of carrot root and tomato fruit (Faullks & Southon, 2000).
The GA3 is well recognized for its delayed transformation of chloroplast to chromoplast and hence reduced color development in citrus fruit (Goldschmidt, 1988).
Plants store beta-carotene in chromoplasts, and beta-carotene bioavailability is affected by chromoplast structure in plant tissues, such as fruit flesh.
Two commercial UP resins, Chromoplast A-143, resin A in further text, and Chromoplast I-175, resin I in further text, were provided by the producer "Chromos" Zagreb.
CPTA modulates levels of carotenogenic proteins and their mRNAs and affects carotenoid and ABA content as well as chromoplast structure in Narcissus pseudonarcissus flowers.