elaioplast


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elaioplast

[ə′lī·ə‚plast]
(histology)
An oil-secreting leucoplast.
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Even in the same family-for example, the Solanaceae-the pathway of plastid development in the tapetum is the same until elaioplast differentiation.
In differentiated cells, plastids can be involved in anabolism (chloroplasts) or in storing reserves in amyloplasts and elaioplasts (Wheatley, 1977).
Both tapetosomes and elaioplasts are involved in the formation of tapetal lipids that are released in the locule to form tryphine (Dickinson & Lewis, 1973) by extra situm degeneration (Pacini & Franchi, 1991).
1993), or when elaioplasts are already differentiated, as in Lilium (Clement et al.
One reason may be pollination type, which influences the resorption (or not) of tapetal elaioplasts and the physicochemical properties of pollenkitt.