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    • Metabolic engineering of ketocarotenoid biosynthesis in higher plants 

      Zhu, Changfu; Naqvi, Shaista; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Elsevier, 2009)
      Ketocarotenoids such as astaxanthin and canthaxanthin have important applications in the nutraceutical, cosmetic, food and feed industries. Astaxanthin is derived from b-carotene by 3-hydroxylation and 4-ketolation at ...
    • Targeted transcriptomic and metabolic profiling reveals temporal bottlenecks in the maize carotenoid pathway that may be addressed by multigene engineering 

      Farré Martinez, Gemma; Rivera Vélez, Sol Maiam; Alves, Rui; Vilaprinyo Terré, Ester; Sorribas Tello, Albert; Canela i Garayoa, Ramon; Naqvi, Shaista; Sandmann, Gerhard; Capell Capell, Teresa; Zhu, Changfu; Christou, Paul (Wiley, 2013)
      Carotenoids are a diverse group of tetraterpenoid pigments found in plants, fungi, bacteria and some animals. They play vital roles in plants and provide important health benefits to mammals, including humans. We ...
    • The regulation of carotenoid pigmentation in flowers 

      Zhu, Changfu; Bai, Chao; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Yuan, Dawei; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Naqvi, Shaista; Shi, Lianxuan; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Elsevier, 2010)
      Carotenoids fulfill many processes that are essential for normal growth and development in plants, but they are also responsible for the breathtaking variety of red-to-yellow colors we see in flowers and fruits. Although ...