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Methods in Molecular Biology

Plant and Food Carotenoids

Methods and Protocols

Editors: Concepción, Manuel Rodríguez, Welsch, Ralf (Eds.)

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This volume provides a comprehensive compilation of techniques and protocols used in plant and food carotenoid research. Chapters guide readers through seven major areas on core enzyme activities, analysis of carotenoid profiles, new imaging tools, synthesis and degradation dynamics, biotechnology, nutrition, and health. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

 

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Plant and Food Carotenoids: Methods and Protocols aims to be helpful to researchers of other disciplines that are impacted by carotenoids, including photosynthesis, biotechnology, food science, and nutrition. 

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • Pathways for Carotenoid Biosynthesis, Degradation, and Storage

    Pages 3-23

    Sun, Tianhu (et al.)

  • A Simple In Vitro Assay to Measure the Activity of Geranylgeranyl Diphosphate Synthase and Other Short-Chain Prenyltransferases

    Pages 27-38

    Barja, M. Victoria (et al.)

  • Expression, Purification, and Enzyme Activity Assay of Phytoene Synthase In Vitro

    Pages 39-52

    Camagna, Maurizio (et al.)

  • Improved Expression and Purification of the Carotenoid Biosynthetic Enzyme Z-ISO

    Pages 53-61

    Wurtzel, Eleanore T. (et al.)

  • Determination of In Vitro and In Vivo Activities of Plant Carotenoid Cleavage Oxygenases

    Pages 63-74

    Gómez-Gómez, Lourdes (et al.)

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant and Food Carotenoids
Book Subtitle
Methods and Protocols
Editors
  • Manuel Rodríguez Concepción
  • Ralf Welsch
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
2083
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-9952-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-9952-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-9951-4
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 421
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour
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