Table 1

Carotenoid contents of Arabidopsis grown indoors under low light (LL), normal light (NL) and high light (HL) conditions, and in the field

Pigment

LL

NL

HL

Field


Neoxanthin

1.4 ± 0.3b

1.0 ± 0.2a

1.1 ± 0.1a

1.5 ± 0.1b


Violaxanthin

1.4 ± 0.2a

1.6 ± 0.1b

2.5 ± 0.1c

8.5 ± 0.2d


Anthraxanthin

0 ± 0

0 ± 0

0.24 ± 0.1a

1.4 ± 0.1b


Zeaxanthin

0 ± 0

0 ± 0

0 ± 0

1.3 ± 0.1a


VAZ

1.4 ± 0.1a

1.6 ± 0.1b

2.74 ± 0.1c

11.2 ± 0.1d


DES

0

0

0.043a

0.18b


Lutein

13.5 ± 0.9b

12.4 ± 0.4a

15.3 ± 0.1c

28.1 ± 0.2d


beta-carotene

2.3 ± 0.2c

2.4 ± 0.1b

1.4 ± 0.1a

1.4 ± 0.1a


Values are percentages of total chlorophyll. Data presented as means ± SD (n = 3). Different lower case letters indicate significant differences (p < 0.001), according to separate Duncan's new multiple range tests followed by contrast analysis (indoor vs. field plants) applied to data presented in each column.

Mishra et al. BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-6

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