Biosynthesis of flavonoids and effects of stress

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2002 Jun;5(3):218-23. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(02)00256-x.

Abstract

The accumulation of red or purple flavonoids is a hallmark of plant stress. Mounting evidence points to diverse physiological functions for these compounds in the stress response. Advances are also being made toward understanding how plants control the types and amounts of flavonoids that are produced in response to different cues.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acclimatization / physiology*
  • Anthocyanins / biosynthesis*
  • Enzymes / genetics
  • Enzymes / metabolism
  • Flavonoids / biosynthesis*
  • Flavonoids / chemistry
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Models, Chemical
  • Plants / genetics
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Transcription Factors / genetics
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism

Substances

  • Anthocyanins
  • Enzymes
  • Flavonoids
  • Transcription Factors