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β-Carotene representit bi a 3-dimensional stick diagram

The term carotene (an aa carotin, frae the Laitin carota, "carrot"[1][2]) is uised for mony relatit unsaturatit hydrocaurbon substances haein the formula C40Hx, which are seenthesized bi plants but in general canna be made bi ainimals (wi the sole kent exception o some aphids an spider mites which acquired the seenthetic genes frae fungi).[3]

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  1. Mosby’s Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary, Fourth Edition, Mosby-Year Book 1994, p. 273
  2. "carotene". Online Etymology Dictionary.
  3. Boran Altincicek, Jennifer L. Kovacs & Nicole M. Gerardo (2011). "Horizontally transferred fungal carotenoid genes in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae". Biology Letters. 8 (2): 253–257. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0704. PMC 3297373. PMID 21920958.