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Carotenoids in nature: insights from plants and beyond

Cazzonelli, Christopher


Carotenoids are natural isoprenoid pigments that provide leaves, fruits, vegetables and flowers with distinctive yellow, orange and some reddish colours as well as several aromas in plants. Their bright colours serve as attractants for pollination and seed dispersal. Carotenoids comprise a large family of C40 polyenes and are synthesised by all photosynthetic organisms, aphids, some bacteria and fungi alike. In animals carotenoid derivatives promote health, improve sexual behaviour and are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Functional Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1071/FP11192


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