Leucoplasts


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Leucoplasts

 

the colorless plastids found in the cells of most higher plants and a number of lower plants. Leucoplasts in which starch is stored are often called amyloplasts.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
leucoplasts: Membrane-bound organelles specialized for starch storage.
plastids: Any of several pigmented cytoplasmic organelles including chloroplasts, chromoplasts, and leucoplasts.