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.
Until meiosis, plastids in the outer anther wall are proplastids.
Plastid nucleoid structure and protein composition vary during the development of proplastids to chloroplasts, suggesting that genome packaging may play a crucial role in the regulation of replication, transcription, and recombination.