Anthocyanin pigments in Callistephus chinensis

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Identification of the anthocyanin pigments in the flowers of six genotypes of Callistephus chinensis has confirmed that a series of multiple alleles, R, r′ and r are responsible for the production of delphinidin, cyanidin, and pelargonidin derivatives respectively. However, mixtures of anthocyanidin types were present in all genotypes. In the presence of gene M, mainly 3,5-diglycosides were found; in recessive genotypes (mm) there were only 3-mono-glucosides. Unstable acylated derivatives of these pigments were also present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-301
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes


  • Callistephus chinensis
  • Compositae
  • chemical genetics.
  • non-acylated and acylated anthocyanins


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