An overview of the non-mevalonate pathway for terpenoid biosynthesis in plants

  title={An overview of the non-mevalonate pathway for terpenoid biosynthesis in plants},
  author={Vinod Shanker Dubey and Ritu Bhalla and Rajesh Luthra},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
Terpenoids are known to have many important biological and physiological functions. Some of them are also known for their pharmaceutical significance. In the late nineties after the discovery of a novel non-mevalonate (non-MVA) pathway, the whole concept of terpenoid biosynthesis has changed. In higher plants, the conventional acetate-mevalonate (Ac-MVA) pathway operates mainly in the cytoplasm and mitochondria and synthesizes sterols, sesquiterpenes and ubiquinones predominantly. The plastidic… 
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