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2012 | 59 | 1 | 159-161
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α-Carotene and its derivatives have a sole chirality in phototrophic organisms?

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Carotenoids in eukaryotic phototrophic organisms can be classified into two groups; β-carotene and its derivatives, and α-carotene and its derivatives. We re-examined distribution of α-carotene and its derivatives among various taxa of aquatic algae (17 classes) and land plants. α-carotene and its derivatives were found from Rhodophyceae (macrophytic type), Cryptophyceae, Euglenophyceae, Chlorarachniophyceae, Prasinophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, Charophyceae, and land plants, while they could not be detected from Glaucophyceae, Rhodophyceae (unicellular type), Chryosophyceae, Raphidophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Eustigmatophyceae, Haptophyceae, and Dinophyceae. We also analyzed the chirality of α-carotene and/or its derivatives, such as lutein and siphonaxanthin, and found all of them had only (6'R)-type, not (6'S)-type.
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59
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1
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159-161
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2012
received
2011-10-13
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2012-03-01
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2012-03-17
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  • Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kosugi-cho 2, Nakahara, Kawasaki, Japan
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  • Kobe University of Research Center of Inland Seas, Awaji, Japan
  • Department of Natural Science, Komazawa University, Komazawa, Setagaya, Japan
  • Graduate School of Life and Environment Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Japan
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