G. N. Smolikova

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Depending on the presence or absence of chlorophylls in the embryo, angiosperms are divided into chloroembryophytes and leucoembryophytes. Synthesis of chlorophylls (Chl) in the chloroembryos starts in the globular stage, rises as the embryo is formed, and stops in the late phase of seed maturation. The seeds also contain carotenoids that participate in(More)
Data on synthesis, physicochemical properties, and functions of carotenoids in developing and dormant seeds are reviewed. During seed ripening carotenoids are involved in photosynthesis by performing light-harvesting and protective functions specific for photosynthesizing tissues; they also serve as ABA precursors. In dormant seeds carotenoids are located(More)
The recent biomolecular studies tend to involve combinations of different methods and approaches that allow analyzing organisms at the genomic and proteomic levels, as well as at the level of metabolomics. However, in order to justify the use of the metabolomics techniques in plant breeding, it is important to comprehensively analyze a broad range of(More)
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