Demmig-Adams, Barbara Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
Adams, William, III. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
Rixham, Carly S. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
- Effect on human health
- Role in photosynthetic organisms
- Role in animal health, signaling, and sexual selection
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Common pigments of yellow, orange, or red hues that serve in both light absorption and the protection against too much light in photosynthesis as well as in the vision process. In addition, dietary carotenoids are emerging as important gene regulators, impacting, for example, the risk for major human diseases, and as signals affecting reproductive success in many plants and animals. See also: Photoprotection (plants); Photoreception; Photosynthesis; Pigmentation; Plant pigment; Vision
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