Fertilization in Higher Plants

@inproceedings{Cresti1999FertilizationIH,
  title={Fertilization in Higher Plants},
  author={Mauro Cresti and Giampiero Cai and Alessandra Moscatelli},
  booktitle={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
  year={1999}
}
Reproductive organs of many plants accumulate carotenoids in specialized plastids called chromoplasts. In this chapter the regulation of carotenogenesis in reproductive organs as well as the possible functions of these pigments during plant reproduction is discussed. 
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