. What is common between chloroplasts, chromoplasts and leucoplasts

a. Presence of pigments

b. Possession of thylakoids and grana

c. Storage of starch, proteins and lipids

d. Ability to multiply by a fission-like process

Best Answer

Ans || (d)

Solution ||| Plastids are small bodies found free in most plant cells. These are found absent in fungi, certain bacteria, algae and multicellular animals. The plastids can be categorized in :

Chromoplasts : Coloured (other than green) plastids.

Chloroplasts : Green coloured plastids

Leucoplasts : Colourless plastids.

All these three are double membrane bound structures, which are mainly used for trapping radiation and storage purposes.

New plastids arise from proplastids by a fission like process.

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