Evolution of carotene desaturation: the complication of a simple pathway.

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In a series of desaturation reactions, the trienoic structures of phytoene and diapophytoene are extended to a maximum of 15 or 11 conjugated double bonds, respectively. After the cloning of several genes from bacteria and eukaryotes, the desaturation reactions were first analyzed in a heterologous host by functional genetic complementation. In addition… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.abb.2008.10.004

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@article{Sandmann2009EvolutionOC, title={Evolution of carotene desaturation: the complication of a simple pathway.}, author={Gerhard Sandmann}, journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics}, year={2009}, volume={483 2}, pages={169-74} }