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.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(22 Feb 2008)

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