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Influence of UV light on the biosynthesis of anthocyanin-like pigments in ripening bananas.

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  • 02 Banana
  • 04 Irradiation

Abstract

New red pigments developed in banana skins as a result of UV exposure, were characterized as anthocyanins by chromatographic behaviour, colour and spectral characteristics, and as 3-desoxyanthocyanidins on the basis of Rf (paper chromatography, formic acid and Forestal solvents), colour and stability.

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