Domain loss has independently occurred multiple times in plant terpene synthase evolution.

@article{Hillwig2011DomainLH,
  title={Domain loss has independently occurred multiple times in plant terpene synthase evolution.},
  author={Matthew L. Hillwig and Meimei Xu and Tomonobu Toyomasu and Mollie S. Tiernan and Gao Wei and Guanghong Cui and Luqi Huang and Reuben J Peters},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={1051-60}
}
The extensive family of plant terpene synthases (TPSs) generally has a bi-domain structure, yet phylogenetic analyses consistently indicate that these synthases have evolved from larger diterpene synthases. In particular, that duplication of the diterpene synthase genes required for gibberellin phytohormone biosynthesis provided an early predecessor, whose loss of a approximately 220 amino acid 'internal sequence element' (now recognized as the γ domain) gave rise to the precursor of the modern… CONTINUE READING

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