Carotenoid biosynthesis in flowering plants.

  title={Carotenoid biosynthesis in flowering plants.},
  author={Joseph Hirschberg},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={4 3},
The general scheme of carotenoid biosynthesis has been known for more than three decades. However, molecular description of the pathway in plants began only in the 1990s after the genes for the carotenogenic enzymes were cloned. Recent data on the biochemistry of carotenogenesis and its regulation in vivo present the possibility of genetically manipulating this pathway in crop plants. 
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