Vol. 10 No. 1 (2004)
Articles

Actual state of research concerning vitamin C as reflected in the literature (Review article)

Published March 16, 2004
É. Domokos-Szabolcsy
1University of Debrecen Centre of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Vegetable Crops and Horticultural Biotechnology, 4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138, Hungary
I. J. Holb
University of Debrecen Centre of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Protection, 4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138, Hungary
Zs. Veres
University of Debrecen Centre of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Vegetable Crops and Horticultural Biotechnology, 4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138, Hungary
Gy. D. Bisztray
University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Faculty of Horticultural Science, Dept. of Genetics and Horticultural Plant Breeding, 1118, Budapest, Villányi út 35-43, Hungary
M. G. Fári
University of Debrecen Centre of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Vegetable Crops and Horticultural Biotechnology, 4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138, Hungary
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APA

Domokos-Szabolcsy, É., Holb, I. J., Veres, Z., Bisztray, G. D., & Fári, M. G. (2004). Actual state of research concerning vitamin C as reflected in the literature (Review article). International Journal of Horticultural Science, 10(1), 7-15. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/10/1/434

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) being essential for many living organisms, including man, became once more into the focus of interests because of its numerous physiological effects. Its anti-scurvy and anti-oxidant properties have already been recognised since long in the human body, but it turned out gradually that it has many other functions. In plants, its primary importance is defense against the photo-oxidative stress.

The present review is intended to reveal some details of the artificial synthesis of vitamin C. Emphasis is put on the metabolism of L-ascorbic acid in higher plants. Biosynthetic processes, translocation and accumulation are discussed in detail on the basis of recent results published in the scientific literature.

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