Pigments in Fruits and Vegetables

Genomics and Dietetics

Editors: Chen, Chunxian (Ed.)

  • International panel of experts provide a systematic overview of the advances in fruit color pigment research
  • Up-to-date analysis of the biosynthetic, metabolic and genomic pathways of carotenoids, flavonoids and betalains
  • Special focus on the color pigments that contribute to the nutritional and medicinal values of dietary fruits and vegetables
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About this book

This comprehensive treatise provides a systemic and insightful overview of current advances in the biosynthetic genomics/genetics and preventive dietetics of carotenoids, flavonoids and betalains, from a general perspective, and in specific fruits and vegetables as well. Genomics/genetics focuses on what and how enzymatic and regulatory genes are involved in pigment biosynthesis. Dietetics emphasizes how these pigments contribute nutritional/medical benefits to health, prevent diseases, and act as potential nutraceuticals in the diet. The goal is to provide research scientists, nutrition specialists, healthy food advocates, students, and rainbow food (fruit and vegetable) lovers with an integrated resource on the biosynthetic and dietetic mechanisms of these pigments.

About the authors

Chunxian Chen is a member of the Citrus Research and Education Center for the University of Florida. His research interests include genomics and bioinformatics, gene cloning and expression profiling, and breeding and selection in citrus.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Overview of Plant Pigments

    Chen, Chunxian

    Pages 1-7

  • Carotenoid Biosynthesis Genomics

    Mendes, Amanda Ferreira Da Silva (et al.)

    Pages 9-29

  • Carotenoids in Human Nutrition

    Bowen, Phyllis E. (et al.)

    Pages 31-67

  • Differential Transcription Factor Networks Orchestrate Flavonoid Biosynthesis

    Baldon Aizza, Lílian Cristina (et al.)

    Pages 69-91

  • Flavonoid Dietetics: Mechanisms and Emerging Roles of Plant Nutraceuticals

    Parihar, Arti (et al.)

    Pages 93-126

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Hardcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pigments in Fruits and Vegetables
Book Subtitle
Genomics and Dietetics
Editors
  • Chunxian Chen
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2356-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2356-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2355-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4601-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 277
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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