proplastid


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proplastid

[prō′plas·təd]
(botany)
Precursor body of a cell plastid.
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Before meiosis, all of the anther cells have proplastids, and in some cases they may accumulate starch.
Their chloroplasts reproduce by division alone, mostly in the form of proplastids.
Nucleoid structure varies during development from proplastids into mature chloroplasts, suggesting that it plays a role in the regulation of DNA replication and transcription of ctDNA.