Title

The Biosynthesis of Astaxanthin—IV. The Carotenoids in the Prawn, Penaeus Japonicus Bate (Part 1)

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1971

Abstract

1. Besides astaxanthin, the presence of β-carotene, echinenone, canthaxanthin, dihydroxy-pirardixanthin ester, phoenicoxanthin was confirmed in prawn. 2. Apossible metabolic pathway from β-carotene to astaxanthin is proposed, and its sequence ist hus suggested; β-caroteae→echinenone→canthaxanthin→phoenicoxanthin→astaxanthin. © 1971, The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

NIPPON SUISAN GAKKAISHI

Volume

37

Issue

7

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