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Issue 7, 2009
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Blue flower color development by anthocyanins: from chemical structure to cell physiology

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Covering: 1992 to 2007

Blue flower colors are primarily due to anthocyanin, a flavonoid pigment. Anthocyanin itself is purple in neutral aqueous solutions, and its color is very unstable and quickly fades. Therefore, the mechanism of blue color development in living flower petals is one of the most intriguing problems in natural product chemistry. Much progress has been made in understanding blue flower coloration since the comprehensive review by Goto and Kondo in 1991. This review focuses on the advances in the last 15 years, and cites 149 references.

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Submitted
25 Dec 2008
First published
06 May 2009

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009,26, 884-915
Article type
Review Article

Blue flower color development by anthocyanins: from chemical structure to cell physiology

K. Yoshida, M. Mori and T. Kondo, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009, 26, 884
DOI: 10.1039/B800165K

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