Carotenoids in photosynthetic apparatus and stress response

Authors

  • Helena ŠIRCELJ University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1111 Ljubljana, Slovenia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2008.91.1.15397

Keywords:

carotenoids, stress, β-carotene, xantophyll cycle, zeaxanthin, violaxanthin, antheraxanthin

Abstract

Carotenoids are tetraterpenes which are exclusively located in chloroplast and chromoplast. Within the chloroplast, carotenoids have important roles in light-harvesting, photoprotection and stress response. Carotenoids in chloroplast are reviewed in this paper. The importance of carotenoids in plants under stress is discussed. The role and function of xantophyll cycle in plants under stress is pointed out.

Published

15. 05. 2008

Issue

Section

Review Article

How to Cite

ŠIRCELJ, H. (2008). Carotenoids in photosynthetic apparatus and stress response. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 91(1), 271–282. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2008.91.1.15397

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