Functional characterization of an anthocyanidin reductase gene from the fibers of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)

@article{Zhu2014FunctionalCO,
  title={Functional characterization of an anthocyanidin reductase gene from the fibers of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)},
  author={Yue Zhu and Haiyun Wang and Qingzhong Peng and Yuntao Tang and Guixian Xia and Jiahe Wu and De-Yu Xie},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2014},
  volume={241},
  pages={1075-1089}
}
Metabolic profiling, gene cloning, enzymatic analysis, ectopic expression, and gene silencing experiments demonstrate that the anthocyanidin reductase (ANR) pathway is involved in the biosynthesis of proanthocyanidins in upland cotton. Proanthocyanidins (PAs) are oligomeric or polymeric flavan-3-ols, however, the biosynthetic pathway of PAs in cotton… CONTINUE READING