Kun Peng Jia 2019 (image) King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) Share Print E-Mail Caption Carotenoids are pigment compounds that are found in all plants. They play a key role in photosynthesis and production of hormones and metabolites. The chemical structures of betacarotene (above) and anchorene (below) are shown. Credit © 2019 Kun-Peng Jia Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.