Carotenoids in Marine Animals

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Maoka, Takashi (2011)
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: Marine Drugs, volume 9, issue 2, pages 278-293 (issn: 1660-3397, eissn: 1660-3397)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/md9020278, pmc: PMC3093257
  • Subject: food chain | carotenoids | marine animals | QH301-705.5 | chemosystematic | Review | metabolism | Biology (General)
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | biological factors | polycyclic compounds | macromolecular substances | organic chemicals

Marine animals contain various carotenoids that show structural diversity. These marine animals accumulate carotenoids from foods such as algae and other animals and modify them through metabolic reactions. Many of the carotenoids present in marine animals are metabolit... View more
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