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Biosynthesis and Regulation of Carotenoids in Plants- Micronutrients, Vitamins and Health Benefits

Cazzonelli, Christopher; Nisar, Nazia; Hussain, Dawar; Carmody, Melanie; Pogson, Barry


Carotenoids are a major class of natural, coloured pigments, ranging from the yellow, orange and red of many fruits, vegetables, flowers and autumn leaves, through to the colours of butterflies and crayfish. The bright colours of carotenoid pigments attract insects for pollination and dispersal of seeds, which are essential for reproduction. Carotenoids are essential components of the photosynthetic machinery, involved in the assembly of the photosystems, light-harvesting and photoprotection....[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04670-4_7


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