Evolution of floral scent in Clarkia: novel patterns of S-linalool synthase gene expression in the C. breweri flower.

@article{Dudareva1996EvolutionOF,
  title={Evolution of floral scent in Clarkia: novel patterns of S-linalool synthase gene expression in the C. breweri flower.},
  author={Natalia Dudareva and L Cseke and Victoria M. Blanc and Eran Pichersky},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={1996},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={1137-48}
}
Flowers of Clarkia breweri, an annual plant from the coastal range of California, emit a strong sweet scent of which S-linalool, an acyclic monoterpene, is a major component. Chromosomal, chemical, and morphological data, and the species' geographic distribution, suggest that C. breweri evolved from an extant nonscented species, C. concinna. A cDNA of Lis, the gene encoding S-linalool synthase, was isolated from C. breweri. We show that in C. breweri, Lis is highly expressed in cells of the… CONTINUE READING
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