Carotenoids

Some articles on carotenoids, carotenoid:

Scutellinia Scutellata - Carotenoids
... The carotenoids are pigmented molecules found naturally in plants, and some types of fungi, including S ... A 1965 study reported the carotenoid composition of this fungus, found to contain a high proportion of monocyclic carotenes—carotenes with only one cyclohexene ring, such as beta-carotene ...
Autumn Leaf Color - Pigments That Contribute To Other Colors - Carotenoids
... Carotenoids are present in leaves the whole year round, but their orange-yellow colors are usually masked by green chlorophyll ... These are carotenoids and they provide colorations of yellow, brown, orange, and the many hues in between ... The carotenoids occur, along with the chlorophyll pigments, in tiny structures called plastids within the cells of leaves ...
Light-harvesting Complexes in Plants
... Chlorophylls and carotenoids are important in light-harvesting complexes present in plants ... Carotenoids are long linear organic molecules that have alternating single and double bonds along their length ... Two examples of carotenoids are lycopene and β-carotene ...
Phytofluene
... Phytofluene is a carotenoid pigment with an orange color found naturally in tomatoes and other vegetables ... It is the second product of carotenoid biosynthesis ... In contrast to all other carotenoids, phytoene and phytofluene, the first carotenoid precursors in the biosynthetic pathway of other carotenoids absorb light in ...
Beta-carotene 15,15'-monooxygenase
... In general, carnivores are poor converters of ionine-containing carotenoids, and pure carnivores such as cats and ferrets lack beta-carotene 15,15'-mono ...