Flowers of marigold (Tagetes) species as a source of xanthophylls

  title={Flowers of marigold (Tagetes) species as a source of xanthophylls},
  author={Victor I. Deineka and V. N. Sorokopudov and Ludmila A. Deineka and Michael Yu. Tret’yakov},
  journal={Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal},
The accumulation of xanthophylls in flowers of marigold (Tagetes) species cultivated under conditions of the Belgorod region has been studied. Five cultivars representing three marigold species were investigated, including T. erecta (Rhodes and Orange Snow cultivars), T. patula (Bolero and Harmony) and T. tenuifolia (Red Gem). The overall xanthophyll content in the petals of flowers has been determined spectrophotometrically, while the composition of lutein diesters in each Tagetes species as… CONTINUE READING
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