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Claire H. Luby, Rachael Vernon, Hiroshi A. Maeda and Irwin L. Goldman

Vitamin E is a group of eight lipid-soluble antioxidants (α-, β-, γ-, and δ- tocopherols and tocotrienols, collectively known as tocochromanols) that are synthesized in the plastids of plants, algae, and some cyanobacteria ( Mène-Saffrané and

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Cristián Vela-Hinojosa, Héctor B. Escalona-Buendía, José A. Mendoza-Espinoza, Juan M. Villa-Hernández, Ricardo Lobato-Ortíz, Juan E. Rodríguez-Pérez and Laura J. Pérez-Flores

and functions of tocochromanols in plants Plant Physiol. Biochem. 48 301 309 Namitha, K.K. Archana, S.N. Negi, P.S. 2011 Expression of carotenoid biosynthetic pathway genes and changes in carotenoids during ripening in tomato ( Lycopersicon esculentum

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Jinyu Wang, Bo Yuan, Yi Xu and Bingru Huang

et al., 2013a ). Phenylalanine is a precursor for phenylpropanoid biosynthesis pathway, which generates numerous phenolic compounds ( Vogt, 2010 ). Tyrosine is a precursor of isoquinoline alkaloids, tyramine and tocochromanols (vitamin E) ( Radwanski