A Solanum lycopersicum catechol-O-methyltransferase involved in synthesis of the flavor molecule guaiacol.

@article{Mageroy2012ASL,
  title={A Solanum lycopersicum catechol-O-methyltransferase involved in synthesis of the flavor molecule guaiacol.},
  author={Melissa Hamner Mageroy and Denise M. Tieman and Abbye Floystad and Mark G. Taylor and Harry J. Klee},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={1043-51}
}
O-methyltransferases (OMT) are important enzymes that are responsible for the synthesis of many small molecules, which include lignin monomers, flavonoids, alkaloids, and aroma compounds. One such compound is guaiacol, a small volatile molecule with a smoky aroma that contributes to tomato flavor. Little information is known about the pathway and regulation of synthesis of guaiacol. One possible route for synthesis is via catechol methylation. We identified a tomato O-methyltransferase (CTOMT1… CONTINUE READING
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