Catabolism of geraniol by cell suspension cultures of Citrus limon.

@article{Berger1990CatabolismOG,
  title={Catabolism of geraniol by cell suspension cultures of Citrus limon.},
  author={Ralf Guenter Berger and Z Akkan and F. Drawert},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1990},
  volume={1055 3},
  pages={234-9}
}
The addition of geraniol to cell suspension cultures of Citrus limon resulted in the rapid formation of nerol, citronellol, geranic acid and citronellic acid. Concurrently, a transient accumulation of bound forms of branched chain fatty acids, and, with a few hours delay, of regular chain C2 to C12 fatty acids was elicited. A concerted action of combined alpha/beta-oxidation enzymes on the terpenic acids, followed by an enlarged acetyl CoA pool is suggested. Terpene catabolism in plants and in… CONTINUE READING