Tagetes Erecta Marigolds With Altered Carotenoid Compositions And Ratios


A marigold plant, a regenerable portion thereof and seed are disclosed whose flower petals, leaves or flower petals and leaves contain one or more of an enhanced neoxanthin plus violaxanthin ratio, an enhanced beta-carotene ratio, an enhanced lycopene ratio, an enhanced alpha-cryptoxanthin ratio, an enhanced phytoene ratio or an enhanced phytofluene ratio relative to that ratio in a non-mutant marigold. Also disclosed are methods of preparing such plants, oleoresins and comestible materials that have such carotenoid ratios.

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  • Publication: Apr 25, 2006
  • Application: Dec 19, 2002
    US US 32526502 A
  • Priority: Dec 19, 2002
    US US 32526502 A
  • Priority: Jun 26, 2002
    US US 18077502 A
  • Priority: Jun 29, 2001
    US US 30246001 P

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