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More than meets the eye: From carotenoid biosynthesis, to new insights into apocarotenoid signaling

McQuinn, Ryan; Giovannoni, James J; Pogson, Barry


Carotenoids are a class of isoprenoids synthesized almost exclusively in plants involved in a myriad of roles including the provision of flower and fruit pigmentation for the attraction of pollinators and seed dispersing organisms. While carotenoids are essential throughout plant development, they are also extremely important in human diets providing necessary nutrition and aiding in the prevention of various cancers, age-related diseases and macular degeneration. Utilization of multiple plant...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2015.06.020


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