Table 2. Pigment Contents in Antisense OGDH Tomato Plants
PigmentWild TypeOGDH14OGDH36OGDH37
μmol kg-1 fresh wt
Neoxanthin40.9 ± 9.736.9 ± 7.935.4 ± 9.334.4±7.7
Violaxanthin73.7 ± 9.374.3 ± 9.165.9 ± 6.169.5 ± 9.01
Antheraxanthin4.1 ± 0.74.3 ± 0.53.5 ± 0.43.6 ± 0.6
Zeaxanthin33.1 ± 11.129.4 ± 7.238.5 ± 11.225.8 ± 6.9
β-Carotene93.4 ± 16.841.1 ± 4.546.3 ± 5.445.3 ± 6.2
Lutein596.4 ± 41.1516.6 ± 59.2471.9 ± 92.1445.4 ± 51.5
Chlorophyll a4629.5 ± 166.23894.6 ± 158.83816.5 ± 189.53735.9 ± 186.4
Chlorophyll b1641.8 ± 131.91382.4 ± 87.11475.1 ± 121.71387.1 ± 119.5
Chlorophyll a/b2.9 ± 0.32.8 ± 0.22.7 ± 0.42.9 ± 0.4
  • Pigments were determined in 4-week-old fully expanded source leaves harvested 6 h into the photoperiod. Values presented are means ± se of six individual plants per line. Values in boldface were determined by Student’s t test to be significantly different (P < 0.05) from the wild type.