Later on, from pollen mitosis, chloroplasts further develop into chromoplasts
by accumulating plastoglobules in the stroma (F ig.
6] and Toor and Savage , lycopene is also responsible for the reddening of the tomato, due to the differentiation of the chloroplasts and chromoplasts
, so this carotenoids is very important with regard to the final nutritional and marketable quality of this plant product .
The production of the normal red colour of ripe fruit is due to the destruction of chlorophyll and the extensive accumulation of the carotenoids (lycopene and [beta]-carotene) while the chloroplasts are transformed into chromoplasts