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- Allan, Andrew C., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Journal of experimental botany 2009 v.60 no.13 pp. 3765-3779
- Actinidia; alpha-carotene; beta-carotene; carotene 7,8-desaturase; chlorophyll; developmental stages; enzyme activity; fruiting; fruits; gene expression; genes; genotype; kiwifruit; lutein; lycopene; ripening
- ... The composition of carotenoids, along with anthocyanins and chlorophyll, accounts for the distinctive range of colour found in the Actinidia (kiwifruit) species. Lutein and beta-carotene are the most abundant carotenoids found during fruit development, with beta-carotene concentration increasing rapidly during fruit maturation and ripening. In addition, the accumulation of beta-carotene and lutein ...
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