The maize phytoene synthase gene family: overlapping roles for carotenogenesis in endosperm, photomorphogenesis, and thermal stress tolerance.

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Carotenoids are essential for photosynthesis and photoprotection; they also serve as precursors to signaling molecules that influence plant development and biotic/abiotic stress responses. With potential to improve plant yield and nutritional quality, carotenoids are targets for metabolic breeding/engineering, particularly in the Poaceae (grass family… (More)
DOI: 10.1104/pp.108.122119

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@article{Li2008TheMP, title={The maize phytoene synthase gene family: overlapping roles for carotenogenesis in endosperm, photomorphogenesis, and thermal stress tolerance.}, author={Faqiang Li and Ratnakar Vallabhaneni and Jane Jie Yu and Torbert R. Rocheford and Eleanore T. Wurtzel}, journal={Plant physiology}, year={2008}, volume={147 3}, pages={1334-46} }