phytoene

Known as: 7,7',8,8',11,11',12,12'-Octahydro-Psi,Psi-Carotene, (6E,10E,14E,16E,18E,22E,26E)-2,6,10,14,19,23,27,31-Octamethyldotriaconta-2,6,10,14,16,18,22,26,30-Nonaene, All-Trans-Phytoene 
A 40 carbon dietary fatty acid produced by the conversion of two molecules of geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate by the enzyme phytoene synthase that is an… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
Carotenoids are plastidial isoprenoids essential for plant life. In Arabidopsis thaliana carotenoid biosynthesis is strongly… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
We here report on the characterization of a novel third phytoene synthase gene (PSY) in rice (Oryza sativa), OsPSY3, and on the… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
We investigated the effects of human selection for yellow endosperm color, representing increased carotenoid content, on two… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
Phytoene synthase catalyzes the dimerization of two molecules of geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate to phytoene and has been shown to… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Phytoene synthase from the bacterium Erwinia uredovora (crtB) has been overexpressed in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
Astaxanthin is a high-value carotenoid used as a pigmentation source in fish aquaculture. In addition, a beneficial role of… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
A bacterial phytoene synthase (crtB) gene was overexpressed in a seed-specific manner and the protein product targeted to the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
The immutans (im) mutant of Arabidopsis shows a variegated phenotype comprising albino and green somatic sectors. We have cloned… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Rice (Oryza sativa L.), the major food staple for more than two billion people, contains neither beta-carotene (provitamin A) nor… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Carotenoids are C40 tetraterpenoids synthesized by nuclear-encoded multienzyme complexes located in the plastids of higher plants… (More)
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