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Chapter 14

Assay of Carotenoid Composition and Retinol Equivalents in Plants

Carotenoids are orange/red/yellow pigments of plant origin, present in the chloroplasts where they protect the chlorophylls from the deleterious effects of exposure to sunlight. More than 600 carotenoids have been identified in nature; of these the most common provitamin A carotenoids, that is, they...

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Print publication date
30 Aug 2012
Copyright year
2012
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-368-7
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-550-6