In conclusion, the accumulation of anthocyanins represents a multifunctional mechanism to; i directly reduce ROS through scavenging and possibly metal chelation, acting in conjunction with other antioxidants, and ii to shield photosynthetic processes experiencing excessive irradiances, thereby reducing the extent of photooxidation, photoinhibition, photosynthexis wasteful dissipatory systems. After all, plants are creatures of light.
Cookies are used by this site. Paul Reeve on June 8th, at 1: Variation in anthocynanin pigmentation is related to plant microsite exposure to light and leaf cohort; leaves with high nitrogen exposed or young leaves have higher anthocyanin concentrations. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Anthocyanin pigmentation is a prominent feature of most tundra evergreens during the spring melt. The example shown here is the common sugar glucose.The functional role of anthocyanins in leaves that the localised accumulation of anthocyanins in the leaves of Q. serrata serves to shield photosynthetic tissues. role of anthocyanins in the defence from “visually oriented” herbivores. long been recognised that the non-photosynthetic plant pigments have the potential. The chlorophylls, a and b, are the pigments of photosynthesis. Anthocyanins absorb light in the blue-green wavelengths, allowing the red wavelengths to be.