proplastid


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pro·plas·tid

 (prō-plăs′tĭd)
n.
A cytoplasmic organelle from which a plastid develops.
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proplastid

(prəʊˈplæstɪd)
n
(Botany) a plant cell organelle that a plastid develops from
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Many mitochondria, proplastid and large lipidic globules are observed in the microspores cytoplasm (Fig.
proplastid: Membrane-bound particles that develop some internal structure; may subsequently develop into chloroplast.
Although its role is not completely understood, Or is known to be involved in proplastid differentiation and other non-coloured plastids into chromoplasts for carotenoid accumulation.
Chloroplast (proplastid) numbers duplicate during the cell cycle (logical postulate).