Variability of Carotenoid Biosynthesis in Orange Colored Capsicum spp.

  title={Variability of Carotenoid Biosynthesis in Orange Colored Capsicum spp.},
  author={Ivette Guzman and Shane Hamby and J. Romero and P. Bosland and M. O'Connell},
  journal={Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology},
  volume={179 1-2},
  • Ivette Guzman, Shane Hamby, +2 authors M. O'Connell
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology
  • Pepper, Capsicum spp., is a worldwide crop valued for heat, nutrition, and rich pigment content. Carotenoids, the largest group of plant pigments, function as antioxidants and as vitamin A precursors. The most abundant carotenoids in ripe pepper fruits are β-carotene, capsanthin, and capsorubin. In this study, the carotenoid composition of orange fruited Capsicum lines was defined along with the allelic variability of the biosynthetic enzymes. The carotenoid chemical profiles present in seven… CONTINUE READING
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