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Table 2 Cartenoids content and compositions in grains from transgenic wheat

From: The lycopene β-cyclase plays a significant role in provitamin A biosynthesis in wheat endosperm

  Lutein Zeaxanthin Lycopene α-carotene β-carotene β-cryptoxanthin
( μg g −1 ) ( μg g −1 ) ( μg g −1 ) ( μg g −1 ) ( μg g −1 ) ( μg g −1 )
Bobwhite 0.59 ± 0.07a 0.15 ± 0.017a ND ND 0.22 ± 0.025a ND
VC 0.57 ± 0.08a 0.17 ± 0.015a ND ND 0.24 ± 0.03a ND
BI-2-9 0.51 ± 0.06a 0.18 ± 0.02a ND ND 0.26 ± 0.03a ND
BI-6-1 0.22 ± 0.02b 0.13 ± 0.018a 0.22 ± 0.028b 0.06 ± 0.016a 0.16 ± 0.017b 0.04 ± 0.015
BI-9-5 0.18 ± 0.015c 0.05 ± 0.014b 0.39 ± 0.06a 0.05 ± 0.016a 0.09 ± 0.022c ND
  1. Carotenoid composition in wheat grains from transgenic and control lines in T3 generation. Average of each carotenoid species are determined from five individual plants ears per line. Data represent the average carotenoid content (±SEM) of grains from five individual ears per line. Different letters indicate significant differences (P = 0.05) in carotenoid pigment content were determined by Tukey’s HSD test. ND = not detected.