Antioxidants in Photosynthesis and Human Nutrition

  title={Antioxidants in Photosynthesis and Human Nutrition},
  author={B. Demmig-Adams and W. Adams},
  pages={2149 - 2153}
  • B. Demmig-Adams, W. Adams
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The harnessing of solar energy by photosynthesis depends on a safety valve that effectively eliminates hazardous excess energy and prevents oxidative damage to the plant cells. Many of the compounds that protect plant cells also protect human cells. Improving plant resistance to stress may thus have the beneficial side effect of also improving the nutritional quality of plants in the human diet. The pathways that synthesize these compounds are becoming amenable to genetic manipulation, which… CONTINUE READING
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