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PlastidApicoplast

Definition

The apicoplast is a plastid found in some apicocomplexan parasites which is a non-photosynthetic plastid relict. Apicoplasts do not contain thylakoids; it is not yet clear if they contain internal membranes.

Synonyms

Golgi-adjunct organelle
Thick-walled organelle

Category

› Cellular component

Keywords

Apicoplast

GOi

apicoplast [ GO:0020011 ]
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