. The colorless plastids are called as .......... and their main function is ..........


A: Chloroplasts, photosynthesis

B: Leucoplasts, respiration

C: Chromoplasts, protection from sunlight

D: Leucoplasts, storage of food

Best Answer

Explanation : 

  • Leucoplasts are colorless plastids and their function is storage of food.
  • Colorless plastids (leucoplasts) are present in roots, stems etc.
  • Leucoplasts are classified into three groups: 
  1. Amyloplasts that store starch
  2. Elaioplasts or oleoplasts that store lipids
  3. Proteinoplasts that store proteins

Correct Option is: (D)

Leucoplasts, storage of food

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