amyloplast
A plant plastid involved in the synthesis and storage of starch. Found in many cell types, but particularly storage tissues. Characteristically has starch grains in the plastid stroma.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Amyloplast — Amyloplasts also convert this starch into sugar, for when the plant needs energy. In the day, in plants, there is more sugar than starch present. At night, there is more starch than sugar present.Large numbers of amyloplasts can be found in… …   Wikipedia

  • amyloplast — noun Date: 1886 a colorless plastid that forms and stores starch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Amyloplast — Amyloplasten in einer Kartoffelzelle Amyloplasten (von altgriechisch ἄμυλον ámylon „Kraftmehl“, „Stärke“ und altgriechisch πλαστός plastós „geformt“) sind Organellen, die in manchen Pflanzenzellen vorkommen. Sie sin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • amyloplast — /am euh loh plast /, n. Bot. a starch forming granule in plants; leucoplast. [1885 90; AMYLO + PLAST] * * * …   Universalium

  • amyloplast — noun A specialized leucoplast responsible for the storage of amylopectin through the polymerization of glucose …   Wiktionary

  • amyloplast — A granule in the protoplasm of a plant cell that is the center of a starch forming process. SYN: amylogenic body. [amylo + G. plastos, formed] * * * am·y·lo·plast am ə lō .plast n a colorless starch forming plastid …   Medical dictionary

  • amyloplast — n. starch producing granule in plants …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amyloplast — am·y·lo·plast …   English syllables

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  • Plastid — Plastids are major organelles found in plants and algae. Plastids often contain pigments used in photosynthesis, and the types of pigments present can change or determine the cell s color. Plastids are also the site of manufacture and storage of… …   Wikipedia

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