cis-Canthaxanthins: unusual carotenoids in the eggs and the reproductive system of female brine shrimp Artemia

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Nelis, H.J.C.F.; Lavens, P.; Moens, L.; Sorgeloos, P.; Jonckheere, J.A.; Criel, G.R.J.; De Leenheer, A.P.;
  • Subject: Animal reproductive organs | Brine shrimp eggs | Carotenoids | Artemia
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | fungi | animal structures

The significance of carotenoid accumulation in crustacean eggs remains obscure, particularly because neither eggs nor female animals have been found to display specific pigment patterns in relation to reproduction. We report here the first example of carotenoids found e... View more
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