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

des Plantes (Hermann, Paris), and in 1935 by way of Lederer's Les Carotenoides des Animaux (Hermann, Paris). because then a survey similar to the current one has no longer seemed. so as to current an entire photo, a lot of the pre-1934 paintings has been reconsidered and, so far as is understood, each vital contribution which has seemed considering that date has been mentioned. peripheral elements ofthe topic have, although, been passed over, specifically (a) the qualita­ tive and quantitative alterations which the carotenoids of plant fabrics suffer in garage or in the course of processing into nutrition and (b) the carotene (pro-vitamin A) necessities of alternative animal species; it used to be felt that the previous, approximately which greatly has been written, was once too technological to be compatible for inclusion within the current quantity, while the latter is better for a monograph on nutrition A. The very large distribution of the carotenoids in Nature means that, despite the superficially assorted capabilities ascribed to them in several residing tissues, there is a few issue or estate in which a majority of these capabilities will ultimately be correlated; any advice as to the character of this universal estate can possibly come such a lot without problems from a comparative method. except severely surveying the literature this booklet has been built with the intention to concentration consciousness on comparative facts and their attainable implications.

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