Back To Top

Exploring gaps in carotenoid research: Healthy vegetables with defined carotenoid profiles

Description
Staff
Publications
Partners

2013 - 2014

Over the last decade, carotenoid research was driven by pilot projects improving the vitamin A supply in world regions with a particularly high vitamin A deficiency. By contrast, research about carotenoid biosynthesis and accumulation in Brassica vegetables has attracted less attention. Brassica vegetables, comprising more important agricultural and horticultural crops than any other genus including roots (turnips), stems (kohlrabi), leaves (cabbage, kale), flowers (cauliflower, broccoli) and seeds (mustard seed, rapeseed), notably contribute to the uptake of phytochemicals such as carotenoids.

Cooperation Partners

NAME
Location
Country

Exploring gaps in carotenoid research: Healthy vegetables with defined carotenoid profiles

Our interest is the identification of regulatory mechanisms of the carotenoid metabolism and catabolism. The Leibniz Association supports essential pre-experiments for the preparation of ERC grant applications. Therefore, we are planting selected Brassica species under modulated ecophysiological conditions and aim to identify key regulatory mechanisms in DNA-array experiments.

Photo: „Bloemkool“. Lizenziert unter Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 über Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bloemkool.jpg#mediaviewer/Datei:Bloemkool.jpg