MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Subject: How is anthocyanin produced in autumn leaves?

Date: Fri Oct 15 07:09:09 1999
Posted by Sue
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Area of science: Biochemistry
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I understand that anthocyanins are formed by a reaction between sugars 
in high concentration and certain proteins in cell sap in the presence of 
light. But what is the actual mechanism? 

Re: How is anthocyanin produced in autumn leaves?

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