Farnesol is utilized for isoprenoid biosynthesis in plant cells via farnesyl pyrophosphate formed by successive monophosphorylation reactions.

@article{Thai1999FarnesolIU,
  title={Farnesol is utilized for isoprenoid biosynthesis in plant cells via farnesyl pyrophosphate formed by successive monophosphorylation reactions.},
  author={L S Thai and James S. Rush and Jude E Maul and Timothy P Devarenne and Dr. Allen L. Rodgers and Joe Chappell and Charles J. Waechter},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1999},
  volume={96 23},
  pages={13080-5}
}
The ability of Nicotiana tabacum cell cultures to utilize farnesol (F-OH) for sterol and sesquiterpene biosynthesis was investigated. [(3)H]F-OH was readily incorporated into sterols by rapidly growing cell cultures. However, the incorporation rate into sterols was reduced by greater than 70% in elicitor-treated cell cultures whereas a substantial proportion of the radioactivity was redirected into capsidiol, an extracellular sesquiterpene phytoalexin. The incorporation of [(3)H]F-OH into… CONTINUE READING