Plant and Food Carotenoids

Methods and Protocols

  • Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción
  • Ralf Welsch

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2083)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tianhu Sun, Yaakov Tadmor, Li Li
      Pages 3-23
  3. Activities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Lourdes Gómez-Gómez, Gianfranco Diretto, Oussama Ahrazem, Salim Al-Babili
      Pages 63-74
    3. Linda Dora Thomas, Srinivasagan Ramkumar, Johannes von Lintig
      Pages 75-88
    4. Olivia Costantina Demurtas, Rita de Brito Francisco, Enrico Martinoia, Giovanni Giuliano
      Pages 89-99
  4. Analytics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Paula Mapelli-Brahm, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Pulido, Carla M. Stinco, Francisco J. Heredia, Antonio J. Meléndez-Martínez
      Pages 103-116
    3. Antonio Pérez-Gálvez, Isabel Viera, María Roca
      Pages 135-144
    4. Yagiz Alagoz, Namraj Dhami, Chris Mitchell, Christopher I. Cazzonelli
      Pages 145-163
    5. José L. Rambla, Antonio Granell
      Pages 165-175
    6. Jianing Mi, Kun-Peng Jia, Aparna Balakrishna, Salim Al-Babili
      Pages 177-188
    7. Karel De Pourcq, Albert Boronat
      Pages 189-197
    8. Carlos Rial, Rosa M. Varela, José M. G. Molinillo, Alexandra G. Durán, Francisco A. Macías
      Pages 199-208
    9. Daniele Giuffrida, Mariosimone Zoccali, Luigi Mondello
      Pages 209-219
  5. Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Maria Shumskaya, Rena F. Quinlan, Eleanore T. Wurtzel
      Pages 223-234
    3. Joanna Lado, Jaime Zacarias, María Jesús Rodrigo, Lorenzo Zacarías
      Pages 235-244
    4. Tomasz Oleszkiewicz, Marta Z. Pacia, Ewa Grzebelus, Rafal Baranski
      Pages 245-260
  6. Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Julian Koschmieder, Ralf Welsch
      Pages 279-291
    3. Juan M. García, María J. Pozo, Juan A. López-Ráez
      Pages 293-299
  7. Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Christian Gonzalez-Calquin, Claudia Stange
      Pages 313-320
    3. Gwen Swinnen, Thomas Jacobs, Laurens Pauwels, Alain Goossens
      Pages 321-341
    4. Julia Marente, Pedro Ortega, Javier Pardo-Medina, Javier Avalos, M. Carmen Limón
      Pages 343-360
  8. Nutrition and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Begoña Olmedilla-Alonso
      Pages 363-373
    3. Patricia Martorell, Silvia Llopis, José Vicente Gil, Salvador Genovés, Daniel Ramón, Lorenzo Zacarías et al.
      Pages 387-401
    4. Joan Ribot, Bojan Stojnic, Andreu Palou, M. Luisa Bonet
      Pages 403-417
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 419-421

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive compilation of techniques and protocols used in plant and food carotenoid research. Chapters guide readers through seven major areas on core enzyme activities, analysis of carotenoid profiles, new imaging tools, synthesis and degradation dynamics, biotechnology, nutrition, and health. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and cutting-edge, Plant and Food Carotenoids: Methods and Protocols aims to be helpful to researchers of other disciplines that are impacted by carotenoids, including photosynthesis, biotechnology, food science, and nutrition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción
    • 1
  • Ralf Welsch
    • 2
  1. 1.CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UBCentre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Institute for Biology IIUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Humana, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-9951-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-9952-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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