The carotenoid dioxygenase gene family in maize, sorghum, and rice.

@article{Vallabhaneni2010TheCD,
  title={The carotenoid dioxygenase gene family in maize, sorghum, and rice.},
  author={Ratnakar Vallabhaneni and Louis M. T. Bradbury and Eleanore T. Wurtzel},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  year={2010},
  volume={504 1},
  pages={104-11}
}
Carotenoids and their apocarotenoid derivatives play essential physiological and developmental roles and provide plants tolerance to a variety of stresses. Carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases mediate the degradation of carotenoids to apocarotenoids. A better understanding of biosynthesis vs. degradation could be useful for controlling carotenoid levels leading to improved plant fitness and/or enhanced content of nutritionally valuable carotenoids. The Poaceae (grass) plant family contains many… CONTINUE READING

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