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Vitamin Synthesis in Plants: Tocopherols and Carotenoids

DellaPenna, Dean; Pogson, Barry


Carotenoids and tocopherols are the two most abundant groups of lipid-soluble antioxidants in chloroplasts. In addition to their many functional roles in photosynthetic organisms, these compounds are also essential components of animal diets, including humans. During the past decade, a near complete set of genes required for the synthesis of both classes of compounds in photosynthetic tissues has been identified, primarily as a result of molecular genetic and biochemical genomics-based...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Annual Review of Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1146/annurev.arplant.56.032604.144301


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