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The plastids which are coloured, green and colourless are known respectively as:
A. Chloroplasts, Chromoplasts, Leucoplasts
B. Chromoplasts, Leucoplasts, Chloroplasts
C. Leucoplasts, Chloroplasts, Chromoplasts
D. Chromoplasts, Chloroplasts, Leucoplasts


Solution

Plastids are organelles that synthesize and store various molecules and are generally pigmented. Chromoplasts have red, orange and yellow pigments that impart colors to petals for pollination and fruits for seed dispersal, Choloroplasts have green pigments that trap solar energy for photosynthesis and Leucoplasts are storage plastids that store starch, proteins and fats they appear colour less as they do not have any pigments.
Therefore, the plastids are - D. Chromoplasts, Chloroplasts, Leucoplasts

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