Daucus carota DcPSY2 and DcLCYB1 as Tools for Carotenoid Metabolic Engineering to Improve the Nutritional Value of Fruits

Carotenoids are pigments with important nutritional value in the human diet. As antioxidant molecules, they act as scavengers of free radicals enhancing immunity and preventing cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, α-carotene and β-carotene, the main carotenoids of carrots (Daucus carota) ar...

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Main Authors: Daniela Arias, Anita Arenas-M, Carlos Flores-Ortiz, Clio Peirano, Michael Handford, Claudia Stange
Format: Article
Published: Frontiers Media S.A. 2021-08-01
Series:Frontiers in Plant Science
Online Access:https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2021.677553/full