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1Chapter 1 Formation of Carotenoid Oxygenated Cleavage Products

Molecules formed from carotenoids are given different names in the literature, for instance, carotenoid-derived products, degraded carotenoids (Walberg and Eklund 1998), carotenoid decomposition products (Wang 2004), carotenoid oxidation products, carotenoid oxidative/degradative products (Wang 2004), carotenoid oxidative breakdown products (Bonnie and Choo 1999), oxidative cleavage products, apocarotenoids, and lycopenoids (Lindshield et al. 2007). The use of each term is justi ed in the relevant context of each cited article, making it very dif cult or even impossible to choose one of these terms for general use.