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Research Project: Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology for Fruit and Vegetable Quality

Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research

Title: Editorial: Illuminating carotenoid synthesis and plastid transition in plants

item STANGE, CLAUDIA - University Of Chile
item RODRIGUEZ-CONCEPCION, MANUEL - Centre For Research On Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems,cipav
item Li, Li

Submitted to: Frontiers in Plant Science
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/2/2020
Publication Date: 3/24/2020
Citation: Stange, C., Rodriguez-Concepcion, M., Li, L. 2020. Editorial: Illuminating carotenoid synthesis and plastid transition in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11:301.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Because of the huge importance of carotenoids in plants and for human health, carotenoid metabolism and regulation have been studied extensively during the last 40 years. Carotenoids are produced and stored in plastids. Their contents are influenced not only by biosynthesis and degradation rates but also by the storage capacity of the plastid (which depends on the plastid type) and external cues such as light (which regulates the expression of biosynthetic genes and modulates plastid differentiation). Carotenoid accumulation also impacts plastid identity, and some of their degradation products are biologically active molecules that modulate many plant developmental processes. This Research Topic focuses on recent research done in these areas.