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The genes and enzymes of the carotenoid metabolic pathway in Vitis vinifera L.

Young, Philip R.; Lashbrooke, Justin G.; Alexandersson, Erik; Jacobson, Dan; Moser, Claudio; Velsaco, Ricardo; Vivier, Melane A.


Conclusions: The carotenoid metabolic pathway is well characterised, and the genes and enzymes have been studied in a number of plants. The study of the 42 carotenoid pathway genes of grapevine showed that they share a high degree of similarity with other eudicots. Expression and pigment profiling of developing berries provided insights into the most complete grapevine carotenoid pathway representation. This study represents an important reference study for further characterisation of carotenoid biosynthesis and catabolism in grapevine.

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BMC Genomics
2012, Volume: 13

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    Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

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