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Anthocyanin Synthesis in Maize Aleurone Tissue

  • Karen C. ConeEmail author
Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 8)


Anthocyanin synthesis in maize has been the subject of intense genetic, biochemical, and molecular experimentation. These studies have identified the structural genes encoding enzymes and transporters of the biosynthetic pathway, as well as the key regulatory genes. The picture that emerges from these analyses is that pigmentation in the maize aleurone is orchestrated by a complex regulatory network involving interaction among tissue-specific, developmental and environmental factors.


Anthocyanin Synthesis Anthocyanin Pathway Aleurone Tissue Walbot Versus Anthocyanin Regulatory Gene 
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