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Bulletin of Botanical Research ›› 2011, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (5): 633-640.doi: 10.7525/j.issn.1673-5102.2011.05.020

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Progress on Plant Genes Involved in Biosynthetic Pathway of Anthocyanins

SHI Shao-Chuan;GAO Yi-Ke*;ZHANG Xiu-Hai;SUN Jia-Qi;ZHAO Ling-Li;WANG Ye   

  1. 1.College of Landscape Architecture,Beijing Forestry University,Beijing 100083;2.Beijing Research Center of Agro-Biotechnology,Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences,Beijing 100097
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2011-09-20 Published:2011-09-20
  • Contact: GAO Yi-Ke
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Abstract: Anthocyanins, responsible for a series of flower color changes from red to blue in most plants, are the principal pigment in flowers with important nutritional and medical usages. At present, the biosynthetic pathway of anthocyanins is understood continuously, and many enzymes and genes are obtained. A lot of new transgenic plants with commercial values have been created. In this paper, the current advances in research of key genes in the biosynthetic pathway of anthocyanins are briefly reviewed and the progress on the application of these genes in plant genetic engineering is discussed. Prospectives of the study on the anthocyanins genes are elucidated in the end.

Key words: anthocyanins, flavonoids, flower color, genetic engineering

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