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p-Hydroxybenzoyl-Glucose Is a Zwitter Donor for the Biosynthesis of 7-Polyacylated Anthocyanin in Delphinium[W]
Polyacylation of anthocyanin at the 7-position is crucial for the blue pigmentation of delphinium flowers. 7-Polyacylated anthocyanin is synthesized via a step-by-step reaction mediated by vacuolarExpand
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Dihydroflavonol 4-reductase activity is associated with the intensity of flower colors in delphinium
Flower color intensity is largely determined by the amount of accumulated anthocyanins. Delphinium flowers show a wide range of colors from pale pink to deep orange to red to dark blue. Here, weExpand
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Identification of the glucosyltransferase gene that supplies the p-hydroxybenzoyl-glucose for 7-polyacylation of anthocyanin in delphinium.
In delphiniums (Delphinium grandiflorum), blue flowers are produced by the presence of 7-polyacylated anthocyanins. The polyacyl moiety is composed of glucose and p-hydroxybenzoic acid (pHBA). TheExpand
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Sequence variations in the flavonoid 3′,5′-hydroxylase gene associated with reddish flower phenotypes in three delphinium varieties
Although delphiniums are famed for their blue flowers, a few varieties display reddish flowers, such the pale-pink garden varieties ‘Ehime Kou 9 (Kou 9)’ and ‘F1 Super Happy Pink (SHP),’ and theExpand
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Identification of flavonoid 3'-hydroxylase in the yellow flower of Delphinium zalil.
The flowers of delphinium cultivars owe their coloration to anthocyanins such as delphinidin or pelargonidin derivatives. To date, no delphinium cultivars have been found with red flowers due to theExpand
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