etioplast


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etioplast

[′ēd·ē·ō‚plast]
(botany)
The plastid of a dark-grown plant that contains crystalline prolamellar bodies.
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Effect of periodic heat shock on the membrane system of etioplasts.
Chloroplast biosynthesis: biosynthesis and accumulation of protochlorophyll by isolated etioplasts and developing chloroplasts.
In its absence, cyclic carotenoids and derived xanthophylls would not form in non-green tissues, as has been shown with the tangerine mutation in tomato fruit and in etioplasts from the Arabidopsis ccr2 mutant, both lacking functional CRTISO (Isaacson et al.