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Chloroplast

Why are there oil droplets in chloroplasts?
Reply 1
They provide lipid reservoir for various cellular needs. For more information inbox
Reply 2
Original post by Anamps
They provide lipid reservoir for various cellular needs. For more information inbox


Could you say here instead please as I can't pm on the app aha?
Reply 3
The oil droplets prevents the toxic consequences of unesterified fatty acids and provides a lipid reservoir that can be promptly used to satisfy cellular needs under multiple metabolic and physiological conditions
Reply 4
Original post by Anamps
The oil droplets prevents the toxic consequences of unesterified fatty acids and provides a lipid reservoir that can be promptly used to satisfy cellular needs under multiple metabolic and physiological conditions


Unesterified fatty acids from photosynthesis?
Reply 5
Original post by Cuspake
Unesterified fatty acids from photosynthesis?


Yes. But fat is stored mostly in plant for seedling development

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