Overview

leucoplast


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Any plastid in plant cells that contains no pigment and is therefore colourless. Leucoplasts are usually found in tissues not normally exposed to light and frequently contain reserves of starch (in amyloplasts), protein, or oil. Compare chromoplast.

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Chemistry.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.