Red colour of tomato is due to(1) Anthocyanin(2) Xanthomonaus(3) Carotene(4) Lycopene

Answer: (4)

The tomato changes colour from green to yellow and ultimately turns to red as it ripens. This gradual colour change is due to a chlorophyll breakdown. Lycopenethe red carotenoid is synthesized as a result of the breakdown of chlorophyll, and it is a reason for the red colour in ripe tomatoes.

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