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A draft sequence of the rice genome (Oryza sativa L. ssp. japonica).
The genome of the japonica subspecies of rice, an important cereal and model monocot, was sequenced and assembled by whole-genome shotgun sequencing and suggests that the genome contains 32,000 to 50,000 genes. Expand
Isoprenoid biosynthesis: the evolution of two ancient and distinct pathways across genomes.
The results suggest that lateral gene transfer between eubacteria subsequent to the origin of plastids has played a major role in the evolution of this pathway. Expand
Transcriptional regulators of stamen development in Arabidopsis identified by transcriptional profiling.
Results indicate that MYB21 and MYB24 are induced by jasmonate and mediate important aspects of the jasMonate response during stamen development. Expand
A family of transketolases that directs isoprenoid biosynthesis via a mevalonate-independent pathway.
The cloning from peppermint and heterologous expression in Escherichia coli of 1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate synthase appears to represent a novel class of highly conserved transketolases and likely plays a key role in the biosynthesis of plastid-derived isoprenoids essential for growth, development, and defense in plants. Expand
Genome organization in Arabidopsis thaliana: a survey for genes involved in isoprenoid and chlorophyll metabolism
A comprehensive analysis of genes coding for enzymes involved in the metabolism of isoprenoid-derived compounds in Arabidopsis thaliana is presented and provides a substantial improvement of the currently available gene annotation. Expand
Potential of metabolomics as a functional genomics tool.
This work proposes community-based efforts to define common criteria and to initiate concerted actions directed towards the release of standard reference materials, construction of consolidated metabolite libraries, and development of metabolite-specific data-management systems. Expand
Probing essential oil biosynthesis and secretion by functional evaluation of expressed sequence tags from mint glandular trichomes.
The integrated approaches reported here represent an essential step toward the development of a metabolic map of oil glands and provide a valuable resource for defining molecular targets for the genetic engineering of essential oil formation. Expand
Metabolic cross talk between cytosolic and plastidial pathways of isoprenoid biosynthesis: unidirectional transport of intermediates across the chloroplast envelope membrane.
In higher plants, two independent pathways are responsible for the biosynthesis of isopentenyl diphosphate and dimethylallyl diphosphate, the central five-carbon precursors of all isoprenoids. TheExpand
Proteomic survey of metabolic pathways in rice
A comparative display of the expression patterns indicated that enzymes involved in central metabolic pathways are present in all tissues, whereas metabolic specialization is reflected in the occurrence of a tissue-specific enzyme complement. Expand
Terpenoid biosynthesis in trichomes--current status and future opportunities.
This review focuses on the description of glands that accumulate terpenoid essential oils and oleoresins and provides an in-depth account of the current knowledge about the biosynthesis of terpenoids and secretion mechanisms in the highly specialized secretory cells of glandular trichomes. Expand