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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2013)

Carotenoids

Author(s):

Omayma A. Eldahshan* and Abdel Nasser B. Singab

Abstract:
Carotenoids form one of the most important classes of plant pigments and play a crucial role in defining the quality parameters of fruit and vegetables. Carotenoids are of great interest due to their essential biological functions in both plants and animals. Herein, the review article discuss how carotenoids synthesised in plants leading to different types, their role in plants and biological activities to human and all details concerning the most important carotenoids in our life.

Pages: 225-234  |  2116 Views  200 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Omayma A. Eldahshan* and Abdel Nasser B. Singab. Carotenoids. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;2(1):225-234.