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Chemistry of Betalains

  • Erum Akbar Hussain
  • Zubi Sadiq
  • Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq
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Abstract

Ecology gradually affects the biochemical composition of plant which is progressively influenced by conservationism. This observation is extensively supported when Caryophyllales is examined for its phytochemical characterization. So, anthocyanins are replaced by betalain in various vegetative parts mainly in flowers and fruits. Due to physiological features, betalain and anthocyanins are homologous, and this exploration is broadly reinforced by analysis and phytochemical identification. It was inferred that betalain has replaced anthocyanins in several parts of plants especially somatic organs chiefly in flowers and fruits.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erum Akbar Hussain
    • 1
  • Zubi Sadiq
    • 1
  • Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq
    • 1
  1. 1.Lahore College for Women UniversityLahorePakistan

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