Annual Plant Reviews, Plant Pigments and their Manipulation by Kevin Davies

By Kevin Davies

Annual Plant experiences, quantity 14

It is hard to over–state the significance of plant pigments in biology. Chlorophylls are arguably crucial natural compounds in the world, as they're required for photosynthesis. Carotenoids also are useful for the survival of either crops and mammals, via their roles in photosynthesis and nutrients, respectively. the opposite plant pigment teams, akin to flavonoids and betalains, have vital roles in either the biology of vegetation and the organisms with which crops interact.

This publication presents an outline of pigment chemistry and biology, including an up–to–date account of the biosynthesis of pigments and the amendment in their construction utilizing biotechnology. The chapters hide a large scope of pigmentation examine – from the significance of structural range in producing the variety of colors noticeable in vegetation, via to enhancing human health and wellbeing houses of plants by means of expanding pigment degrees in transgenic plants.

The quantity is directed at researchers and pros in plant biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics.

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