WHEN IS A CHROMOPLAST?
Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
Volume 106, Issue 4, pages 667–678, August 1987
How to Cite
WHATLEY, J. M. and WHATLEY, F. R. (1987), WHEN IS A CHROMOPLAST?. New Phytologist, 106: 667–678. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1987.tb00167.x
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
- (Accepted 20 February 1987)
- flower petals;
Chromoplasts are heterogeneous organelles and their carotenoids can be associated with several different structural elements including globules, tubules and membranes. In the flower petals of some species, carotenoids are absent or present only in trace amounts. Nevertheless, the plastids in such flowers can closely resemble or even be indistinguishable in structure from chromoplasts.