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By T. W. Goodwin C.B.E., F.R.S. (auth.)

The carotenoids are usually not simply among the main common of the obviously taking place teams of pigments, yet most likely even have the main different services; witness their identified roles in photokinetic responses of vegetation, in phototropic responses of fish and as nutrition A precursors in mammals and birds. Pigments with such large distribution and such diversified features are patently of serious curiosity to organic scientists with very diverse specializa­ tions, in particular because it is not likely that the examine of the capabilities of carotenoids is anyplace close to entire. the first objective of the current paintings is to debate the distribution, bio­ genesis and serve as of the carotenoids during the plant and animal kingdoms in this sort of approach that, as a result of, instead of regardless of its bio­ chemical bias, it is going to be of worth to staff drawn to all of the organic points of those pigments. The biochemical process is taken into account the best simply because, usually talking, such a lot development within the research of carotenoids in residing fabric has been accomplished utilizing biochemical recommendations, be they utilized by way of zoologists, botanists, entomologists, microbiologists or different experts; what's much more vital is attention of the current place makes it sure that extra basic development can be made alongside biochemical lines.

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