prolamellar body

prolamellar body

[‚prō·lə¦mel·ər ′bäd·ē]
(botany)
An accumulation of vesicles formed by the invagination of the proplastid membrane during etiolation.
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277), he noticed that their shape resembles computer projections of the prolamellar body, which develops in plants grown in the dark.
After the prolamellar body traps enough photons, or particles of light, it changes shape and photosynthesis can begin.
What's more, Landh adds, the shape of the prolamellar body does not seem to vary between species, further implying that its purpose depends on its shape.