Synthesis of L-ascorbic acid in the phloem

  title={Synthesis of L-ascorbic acid in the phloem},
  author={Robert D Hancock and D. HAROLD MCRAE and Sophie Haupt and Roberto Viola},
  journal={BMC Plant Biology},
  pages={7 - 7}
Although plants are the main source of vitamin C in the human diet, we still have a limited understanding of how plants synthesise L-ascorbic acid (AsA) and what regulates its concentration in different plant tissues. In particular, the enormous variability in the vitamin C content of storage organs from different plants remains unexplained. Possible sources of AsA in plant storage organs include in situ synthesis and long-distance transport of AsA synthesised in other tissues via the phloem… CONTINUE READING


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