leucoplast


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leucoplast:

see amyloplastamyloplast
, also called leucoplast, a nonpigmented organelle, or plastid, occurring in the cytoplasm of plant cells. Amyloplasts transform glucose, a simple sugar, into starch through the process of polymerization, and store starch grains within their stretched membranes.
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leucoplast

[′lü·kə‚plast]
(botany)
A nonpigmented plastid; capable of developing into a chromoplast.
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Leucoplasts are nonpigmented plastids but contain enzymes responsible for the synthesis of starch.
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.
plastids: Any of several pigmented cytoplasmic organelles including chloroplasts, chromoplasts, and leucoplasts.