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- Chen, Xia, et al. Show all 19 Authors
- Acta physiologiae plantarum 2015 v.37 no.10 pp. 210
- Nicotiana tabacum; RNA interference; abscisic acid; biosynthesis; drought; drought tolerance; gene overexpression; genes; leaves; lutein; lycopene; reactive oxygen species; salt tolerance; water stress
- ... Lycopene ε-cyclase (ε-LCY) functions at a branch point of the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway and modulates the ratio of lutein to the β-carotenoids. RNA interference (RNAi) and overexpression (OE) of Ntε-LCY were used to evaluate the physiological roles of ε-LCY in Nicotiana tobacum. In leaves, strong accumulation of β-branch carotenoids and high expression of carotenoid biosynthesis genes result ...