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zeta Carotene

Known as: Carotene, zeta, zeta Carotene [Chemical/Ingredient], zeta-Carotene 
A carotenoid produced in most carotenogenic organisms. It is one of several sequentially synthesized molecules that are precursors to BETA CAROTENE.
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
In many organisms, various enzymes mediate site-specific carotenoid cleavage to generate biologically active apocarotenoids… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) affects over 250 million people worldwide and is one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies in… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) or vivipary in cereals is an important agronomic trait that results in significant economic loss. A… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
In tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), phytoene synthase-1 (PSY-1) is the key biosynthetic enzyme responsible for the synthesis of… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
The relationship between carotenoid accumulation and the expression of carotenoid biosynthetic genes during fruit maturation was… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Carotene desaturation, an essential step in the biosynthesis of coloured carotenoids, has received much attention (1) as a target… Expand
Review
2002
Review
2002
Recent epidemiological studies have suggested that the consumption of tomatoes and tomato-based food products reduce the risk of… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Carotenoids are essential photoprotective and antioxidant pigments synthesized by all photosynthetic organisms. Most carotenoid… Expand
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
A gene encoding the enzyme lycopene cyclase in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp strain PCC7942 was mapped by genetic… Expand
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
The most important function of carotenoid pigments, especially beta-carotene in higher plants, is to protect organisms against… Expand