Subcellular Biochemistry

Carotenoids in Nature

Biosynthesis, Regulation and Function

Editors: Stange, Claudia (Ed.)

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  • Takes readers from general information to the latest, ongoing research on carotenoids
  • Collates general information on carotenoid biosynthesis and function in organisms, yeast, bacteria and plants
  • Presents recent advances on apocarotenoid research, as well as on plastid differentiation and epigenetic regulation
  • Explores metabolic engineering of carotenoids in crops, fruits, seeds
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This comprehensive, edited book explores carotenoids and their important functional roles in yeast, bacteria and plants and a profound exposition on the structures of carotenoid molecules, focusing in the first of three parts on the biosynthesis of carotenoids. The regulation of carotenoid biosynthesis in photosynthesis as well as in plant, fruits, storage roots and algae is central to the second part, and discoveries about the function of carotenoids in human health feature in the third and final part. Many helpful illustrations, explanations, overviews and examples help to bring readers up to date on relevant themes including carotenogenic genes, carotenoids in fruits and metabolic engineering.

The book explores where carotenoids are synthesized in nature, including in carrots and algae. Contributing expert authors examine enzyme functions and plant models, and analyze the structure of carotenoid molecules. The function of carotenoids in photosynthesis and in photosynthetic organs as well as during fruit ripening are then explored. A whole chapter is dedicated to the latest research on apocarotenoids and further chapters cover interesting and novel themes on plastid development and the epigenetic regulation that affects carotenoid synthesis in plants. The metabolic engineering of carotenoids that has been done in fruits, plants, and seeds is another area that readers can explore, along with evidences on the function of carotenoids in human nutrition, as antioxidants, as in the control of lipid metabolism and in the absorption of carotenoids.

This is a highly informative and wide-ranging work which will update researchers in the field, as well as supporting students of plant physiology and biotechnology, as supplementary reading.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook 166,59 €
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Hardcover 207,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39124-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 207,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81824-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carotenoids in Nature
Book Subtitle
Biosynthesis, Regulation and Function
Editors
  • Claudia Stange
Series Title
Subcellular Biochemistry
Series Volume
79
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39126-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39126-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39124-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81824-5
Series ISSN
0306-0225
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 457
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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