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1. Abscisic acid (ABA, abscisin)
A lipid hormone that inhibits cell growth in plants; it is associated with fruit drop, leaf death and seed dormancy. It is synthesized in the plastid s from carotenoid s. This hormone helps plants deal with water loss, and its effects can be reversed with gibberellin s.

2. Accessory pigments
Light-absorbing pigments such as carotenoid s and phycobilin s that serve as complements to chlorophyll in plants, algae and bacteria by trapping light energy for photosynthesis .

3. Anthocyanin (pl. anthocyanins)
A blue, purple or red, accessory pigment found in plants. Anthocyanins are water-soluble glucoside s. Compare carotenoid .

4. Beta carotene
A carotenoid pigment that gives a reddish color to plants such as carrots and tomatoes. It is often used as a vitamin supplement because the body can convert it into Vitamin A .

5. Carotenoid
One of a group of red, orange, purple or yellow pigments typically found as accessory pigment s in plants and some fungi . They are fat-soluble and are called lipochromes when they are found concentrated in animal fat. carotenoids are widely used as food colorings, and one pigment, beta carotene , is used as a source of Vitamin A. Compare anthocyanin

6. Carotenoids
Major group of accessory pigments in plants; includes beta carotene.

7. Phytochemical
Technically, any chemical produced by a plant, but this term usually refers to certain plant chemicals (such as carotenoid s) that researchers believe may impart health benefits such as better protection from cancer.

8. Vitamin A (retinol, retinoic acid, antixerophthalmic vitamin)
Any chemical relative of retinol; this vitamin is the precursor of visual pigments and is vital for the differentiation of epithelial tissues. It is thought to have anticancer properties and is used to treat skin problems such as acne, wrinkling and icthyosis. This vitamin is found in liver oils and is synthesized from carotenoid s.

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