By Kevin Davies
It is hard to over–state the significance of plant pigments in biology. Chlorophylls are arguably an important natural compounds in the world, as they're required for photosynthesis. Carotenoids also are priceless for the survival of either crops and mammals, via their roles in photosynthesis and nutrients, respectively. the opposite plant pigment teams, comparable to flavonoids and betalains, have very important roles in either the biology of vegetation and the organisms with which vegetation interact.
This ebook offers an outline of pigment chemistry and biology, including an up–to–date account of the biosynthesis of pigments and the amendment in their construction utilizing biotechnology. The chapters disguise a large scope of pigmentation examine – from the significance of structural range in producing the diversity of colors visible in crops, via to bettering human overall healthiness homes of plants through expanding pigment degrees in transgenic plants.
The quantity is directed at researchers and execs in plant biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics.
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