Table 2.

Carotenoid Composition in Leaves of Wild-Type (Micro-Tom) and tangerinemic Seedlings Growing on Murashige and Skoog (1962) Medium 7 Days (Dark) or 10 Days (Light) after Germination

LightDark
CarotenoidMicro-TomtangerinemicMicro-Tomtangerinemic
Phytoenea2.117.8
Phytofluenea7.7
ζ-Carotenea24.2
Cis-neurosporene15.1
Di-cis-lycopene1.2
Prolycopene33.6
β-Carotene28.533.24.0
Violaxanthin3.322.519.8
Neoxanthin7.910.6
Lutein59.629.276.2
Others0.70.40.4
  • a All isomers.

  • Numbers correspond to percentage of total carotenoids (average of two measurements).