Chow, Wah Soon; Jia, Husen; Förster, Britta; Pogson, Barry James; Osmond, Barry
This study resolved correlations between changes in xanthophyll pigments and photosynthetic properties in attached and
detached shade-grown avocado (Persea americana) leaves upon sun exposure. Lutein epoxide (Lx) was deepoxidized to lutein (L),
increasing the total pool by DL over 5 h, whereas violaxanthin (V) conversion to antheraxanthin (A) and zeaxanthin (Z) ceased
after 1 h. During subsequent dark or shade recovery, de novo synthesis of L and Z continued, followed by epoxidation of A...[Show more]
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