Levels of lycopene β-cyclase 1 modulate carotenoid gene expression and accumulation in Daucus carota.

Plant carotenoids are synthesized and accumulated in plastids through a highly regulated pathway. Lycopene β-cyclase (LCYB) is a key enzyme involved directly in the synthesis of α-carotene and β-carotene through the cyclization of lycopene. Carotenoids are produced in both carrot (Daucus carota) lea...

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Main Authors: Juan Camilo Moreno, Lorena Pizarro, Paulina Fuentes, Michael Handford, Victor Cifuentes, Claudia Stange
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2013-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
Online Access:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/23555569/pdf/?tool=EBI