Developmental regulation of monoterpene biosynthesis in the glandular trichomes of peppermint.

@article{McConkey2000DevelopmentalRO,
  title={Developmental regulation of monoterpene biosynthesis in the glandular trichomes of peppermint.},
  author={Marie E McConkey and Jonathan Gershenzon and Rodney B. Croteau},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={122 1},
  pages={215-24}
}
Monoterpene production in peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.) glandular trichomes is determined by the rate of biosynthesis, as determined by (14)CO(2) incorporation, and is restricted to leaves 12 to 20 d of age. Using oil glands isolated from peppermint leaves of different ages, in vitro assay of the eight sequential enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of the principal monoterpene (-)-menthol indicated that all but one biosynthetic enzyme had a very similar developmental profile… CONTINUE READING
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