So I know plants store pigment in chloroplasts, chromoplasts, etc., but what do animal cells store pigment in? For example, is there like a chromoplast for melanin in the human body?

I tried Googling my question and didn't find anything, but maybe I was looking at the wrong sources.

  • $\begingroup$ I read through the article you linked and it didn't seem to have an organelle or something that contained melanin. I've never heard of melanine, but maybe it's a variation of melanin. $\endgroup$ – 米凯乐 Mar 18 '17 at 21:44
  • $\begingroup$ You want to read the Wikipedia page on Melanosomes. $\endgroup$ – Chris Mar 18 '17 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ Cool, I did. That was really helpful, thanks! $\endgroup$ – 米凯乐 Mar 18 '17 at 21:48

Melanine is produced and stored in melanocytes. They contain melanosomes that are organelles that store melanine.

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