anthocyanin pigments are therefore important to reproductive success and hence to gene transmission. In addition to pigment production, several side branches of the pathway also produce compounds that are important in plant disease defense, pollen viability, microbial interactions, and UV protection (Koes et al., 1994). The flavonoid pathway has a pleiotropic role in plants, and one must consider that a single mutation in the
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