PROANTHOCYANIN BIOCHEMISTRY

Charting blackwater rivers

How plants control the composition of proanthocyanidins has been the subject of much interest and speculation. The elucidation of parallel routes to the starter and extension units in Medicago provides an explanation.

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Fig. 1: Speculative models of membrane-associated enzyme complexes that mediate flavonoid branch pathways continue to be refined as new discoveries are made.

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Winkel, B.S.J. Charting blackwater rivers. Nature Plants 4, 987–988 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0314-7

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