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 important for the survival of either vegetation and mammals, via their roles in photosynthesis and foodstuff, respectively. the opposite plant pigment teams, corresponding to flavonoids and betalains, have vital roles in either the biology of vegetation and the organisms with which vegetation interact.

This booklet presents an summary 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 disguise a large scope of pigmentation study – from the significance of structural variety in producing the diversity of colors obvious in vegetation, via to bettering human wellbeing and fitness homes of plants by means of expanding pigment degrees in transgenic plants.

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

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