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Light Induced Regulation Pathway of Anthocyanin Biosynthesis in Plants

by 1,2, 1,2, 3, 4,* and 1,2,*
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Key Laboratory of Saline-Alkali Vegetation Ecology Restoration, Northeast Forestry University, Ministry of Education, Harbin 150040, China
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College of Life Science, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
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Key Laboratory of Molecular Epigenetics of MOE and Institute of Genetics & Cytology, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
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Agricultural College, Yanbian University, Yanji 133002, China
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Academic Editor: Sun-Hyung Lim
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(20), 11116; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms222011116
Received: 20 September 2021 / Revised: 9 October 2021 / Accepted: 10 October 2021 / Published: 15 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Anthocyanins in Molecular Biology)
Anthocyanins are natural pigments with antioxidant effects that exist in various fruits and vegetables. The accumulation of anthocyanins is induced by environmental signals and regulated by transcription factors in plants. Numerous evidence has indicated that among the environmental factors, light is one of the most signal regulatory factors involved in the anthocyanin biosynthesis pathway. However, the signal transduction of light and molecular regulation of anthocyanin synthesis remains to be explored. Here, we focus on the research progress of signal transduction factors for positive and negative regulation in light-dependent and light-independent anthocyanin biosynthesis. In particular, we will discuss light-induced regulatory pathways and related specific regulators of anthocyanin biosynthesis in plants. In addition, an integrated regulatory network of anthocyanin biosynthesis controlled by transcription factors is discussed based on the significant progress. View Full-Text
Keywords: anthocyanin biosynthesis; transcription factors; environmental regulation; light signal; regulatory network anthocyanin biosynthesis; transcription factors; environmental regulation; light signal; regulatory network
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Ma, Y.; Ma, X.; Gao, X.; Wu, W.; Zhou, B. Light Induced Regulation Pathway of Anthocyanin Biosynthesis in Plants. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22, 11116. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms222011116

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Ma Y, Ma X, Gao X, Wu W, Zhou B. Light Induced Regulation Pathway of Anthocyanin Biosynthesis in Plants. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2021; 22(20):11116. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms222011116

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Ma, Yanyun, Xu Ma, Xiang Gao, Weilin Wu, and Bo Zhou. 2021. "Light Induced Regulation Pathway of Anthocyanin Biosynthesis in Plants" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22, no. 20: 11116. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms222011116

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