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A colorless organelle found in plant cells, used for the storage of starch or oil.
- ‘Different types of non-photosynthetic plastids can be found in non-green tissues of plants (e.g. leucoplasts and chromoplasts), and these usually carry out specialized biosynthetic and storage functions.’
- ‘The apical layer of glandular head cells was characterized by leucoplasts and calcium oxalate crystals.’
- ‘Secretory cells have dense cytoplasm with many leucoplasts present.’
- ‘Stromules have been recorded on all major plastid types, including proplastids, chloroplasts, etioplasts, leucoplasts, amyloplasts, and chromoplasts.’
- ‘Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that malate supports very high rates of fatty acid synthesis in isolated leucoplasts from developing seeds.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.