Are the different types of plastids interchangeable?

Question:

Are the different types of plastids interchangeable? If yes, give examples where they are getting converted from one type to another.

Solution:

Yes, plastids are interchangeable in their form.

There are three types of plastids – Chloroplasts (green colour), Chromoplasts (red, yellow, orange colour), Leucoplasts (Colourless). Depending upon different circumstances, these plastids interchange.

For example: Due to the replacement of chloroplast with chromoplasts the colour of green tomatoes will change from red to blue.

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