Functional characterization of two acyltransferases from Populus trichocarpa capable of synthesizing benzyl benzoate and salicyl benzoate, potential intermediates in salicinoid phenolic glycoside biosynthesis.

@article{Chedgy2015FunctionalCO,
  title={Functional characterization of two acyltransferases from Populus trichocarpa capable of synthesizing benzyl benzoate and salicyl benzoate, potential intermediates in salicinoid phenolic glycoside biosynthesis.},
  author={Russell J Chedgy and Tobias G K{\"o}llner and C Peter Constabel},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={113},
  pages={149-59}
}
Salicinoids are phenolic glycosides (PGs) characteristic of the Salicaceae and are known defenses against insect herbivory. Common examples are salicin, salicortin, tremuloidin, and tremulacin, which accumulate to high concentrations in the leaves and bark of willows and poplars. Although their biosynthetic pathway is not known, recent work has suggested that benzyl benzoate may be a potential biosynthetic intermediate. Two candidate genes, named PtACT47 and PtACT49, encoding BAHD-type acyl… CONTINUE READING