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Organelles that contain non-photosynthetic pigments used in photosynthesis. They are found in flower pedals and foods, such as tomatoes and carrots. It contains the pigments orange, red, and yellow. They are a member of a dynamic group of plant cell organelles called plastids. Plastids are believed to have created a symbiotic relationship with primitive plants millions of years ago.[1]


  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Biology. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998