Diversity and analysis of bacterial terpene synthases.

  title={Diversity and analysis of bacterial terpene synthases.},
  author={Yuuki Yamada and David E Cane and Haruo Ikeda},
  journal={Methods in enzymology},
Terpenoid compounds are generally considered to be plant or fungal metabolites, although a small number of odorous terpenoid metabolites of bacterial origin have been known for many years. Recently, extensive bacterial genome sequencing and bioinformatic analysis of deduced bacterial proteins using a profile hidden Markov model have revealed more than a hundred distinct predicted terpene synthase genes. Although some of these synthase genes might be silent in the parent microorganisms under… CONTINUE READING