TY - CHAP A1 - Jerilyn A. Timlin A2 - Aaron M. Collins A3 - Thomas A. Beechem A4 - Maria Shumskaya A5 - Eleanore T. Wurtzel ED1 - Dragan J. Cvetkovic ED2 - Goran S. Nikolic Y1 - 2017-06-14 PY - 2017 T1 - Localizing and Quantifying Carotenoids in Intact Cells and Tissues N2 - Carotenoids are one of the most widespread pigment groups distributed in nature; more than 700 natural carotenoids have been described so far. These pigments are known for versatile roles they play in living organisms; however, their most pivotal function is involvement in scavenging of reactive oxygen species and photoprotection. In the same time, carotenoids as natural pigments with important biological activities, such as antioxidant and provitamin A activity, have a great potential in the food, feed and pharmaceutical industries. They can be either extracted from plants and algae or synthesized by various microorganisms, including bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi and microalgae. BT - Carotenoids SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/68101 DO - 10.5772/68101 SN - 978-953-51-3212-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-24 ER -