By Kevin Davies
It is hard to over–state the significance of plant pigments in biology. Chlorophylls are arguably an important natural compounds on the earth, as they're required for photosynthesis. Carotenoids also are priceless for the survival of either crops and mammals, via their roles in photosynthesis and foodstuff, respectively. the opposite plant pigment teams, corresponding to flavonoids and betalains, have very important roles in either the biology of vegetation and the organisms with which crops interact.
This booklet offers an summary of pigment chemistry and biology, including an up–to–date account of the biosynthesis of pigments and the amendment in their creation utilizing biotechnology. The chapters conceal a large scope of pigmentation study – from the significance of structural range in producing the variety of colors noticeable in vegetation, via to enhancing human overall healthiness homes of vegetation by way of expanding pigment degrees in transgenic plants.
The quantity is directed at researchers and pros in plant biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics.
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