Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Benefits of the islands on human health

Benefits of the islands on human health

Benefits of the islands on human health


Orange color is due to pigment carotene carrot to the existing heavily in the vegetables. I've discovered by researchers from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the United States gene responsible for the accumulation of the number of beta carotene. This work is interesting because this pigment large number of qualities: it is the source of the provitamine A, as assisted by its antioxidant properties to combat aging of the skin and eyes cells, according to the results of this study, published in the scientific journal Nature Genetics.
When the researchers to identify a gene that allows the accumulation of beta carotene in carrots, they hope to improve the nutritional quality of their lives and give them a place in the lists of the people. The researchers point out that a lack of vitamin "A" issue of public health issues, has made the development of sustainable sources of vitamin A priority to improving agricultural crops. The abundant availability of beta carotene makes carrots a major source of vitamin A in the human diet. In addition to beta carotene, researchers have used genetic sequencing of the islands in order to improve other properties such as pigments and other content (such as anthocyanins) or carbohydrates, but also their resistance to insects and disease, their response to environmental stress, or the ability to grow and reproduce.