Biosynthesis and genetic engineering of proanthocyanidins and (iso)flavonoids

  title={Biosynthesis and genetic engineering of proanthocyanidins and (iso)flavonoids},
  author={Li Tian and Yongzhen Pang and Richard A. Dixon},
  journal={Phytochemistry Reviews},
Plant natural products have been used since ancient times as medicines and herbal remedies. Over the past two decades, the results of population and intervention studies, or assays in animal or cell model systems, have revealed positive health beneficial effects for various classes of phytochemicals, particularly polyphenols. The results of such studies have ignited an interest in being able to manipulate the levels of such bioactive compounds in plants using biotechnological approaches… CONTINUE READING


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