Regulation of lutein biosynthesis and prolamellar body formation in Arabidopsis

@inproceedings{CuttrissA2007RegulationOL,
  title={Regulation of lutein biosynthesis and prolamellar body formation in Arabidopsis},
  author={Abby J. CuttrissA and Alexandra C. ChubbA and Ali AlawadyA and Bernhard GrimmB and Barry J. PogsonA},
  year={2007}
}
  • Abby J. CuttrissA, Alexandra C. ChubbA, +2 authors Barry J. PogsonA
  • Published 2007
Carotenoids are critical for photosynthetic function in chloroplasts, and are essential for the formation of the prolamellar body in the etioplasts of dark-grown (etiolated) seedlings. They are also precursors for plant hormones in both types of plastids. Lutein is one of the most abundant carotenoids found in both plastids. In this study we examine the regulation of lutein biosynthesis and investigate the effect of perturbing carotenoid biosynthesis on the formation of the lattice-like… CONTINUE READING