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Carotenoids

Cuttriss, Abby J; Cazzonelli, Christopher; Wurtzel, Eleanore T; Pogson, Barry

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Carotenoid pigments provide fruits and flowers with distinctive red, orange and yellow colours as well as a number of aromas, which make them commercially important in agriculture, food, health and the cosmetic industries. Carotenoids comprise a large family of C40 polyenes that are critical for the survival of plants and animals alike. β-carotene and its derivatives contain unmodified β-ionone groups, which serve as precursors for vitamin A and are therefore essential dietary components for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39735
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-386479-6.00005-6

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