Biosynthesis of betalains: yellow and violet plant pigments.

  title={Biosynthesis of betalains: yellow and violet plant pigments.},
  author={Fernando Gand{\'i}a-Herrero and Francisco Garc{\'i}a-Carmona},
  journal={Trends in plant science},
  volume={18 6},
Betalains are the yellow and violet pigments that substitute anthocyanins in plants belonging to the order Caryophyllales. These pigments have attracted much attention because of their bioactivities, which range from an antioxidant capacity to the chemoprevention of cancer. However, the biosynthetic pathway of betalains remains under discussion; the main… CONTINUE READING