Characterization of carotenoid biosynthesis in Rhododendron luteum.

Abstract

In the color chart of Rhododendron simsii hybrids (Belgian pot azalea), yellow is not yet present, although this color is wanted by growers and consumers. Carotenoid pigments, which are absent in azalea, are responsible for this yellow color of the flower petals. The first objective of this project is characterizing the pathway of carotenoid biosynthesis in… (More)

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