• Genetic determinants of Vitamin C content in higher plants 

      Fenech-Torres, Mario; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Smirnoff, Nicholas; Valpuesta-Fernandez, Victoriano; Botella-Mesa, Miguel Angel (2018-07-18)
      Ascorbic acid (AsA, VitC) is the most abundant water-soluble antioxidant in plants and it plays a plethora of biological roles including resistance to abiotic stress. Hence, including VitC as a trait to improve in breeding ...
    • Organisation and control of ascorbate biosynthesis pathway in plants 

      Fenech Torres, Mario (UMA Editorial, 2021-02-03)
      Ascorbate, also known as vitamin C, plays fundamental roles in human health. However, we are unable to synthesise ascorbate due to a series of accumulated mutations in the last enzyme of the pathway. Therefore, fruits and ...
    • REGULATION OF VITAMIN C BIOSYNTHESIS IN HIGHER PLANTS 

      Fenech Torres, Mario; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Castillo, Araceli G.; Esteban del Valle, Alicia; Valpuesta-Fernandez, Victoriano; [et al.] (2019-05-15)
      Ascorbate, also known as vitamin C, plays fundamental roles in biotic and abiotic stress resistance in plants. In green tissues, ascorbate is mainly synthesized through the Smirnoff-Wheeler pathway, whose regulation is not ...
    • Regulation of Vitamin C content in higher plants 

      Fenech-Torres, Mario; Amorim-Silva, Vitor; Smirnoff, Nicholas; Botella-Mesa, Miguel Angel (2017-06-23)
      Ascorbic Acid (AsA, vitamin C) has multiple biological roles in plants. Although several pathways for the novo synthesis of AsA have been reported, it is the L-Gal, also known as the Smirnoff-Wheeler (SW), the main pathway ...