Geosmin and methylisoborneol biosynthesis in streptomycetes. Evidence for an isoprenoid pathway and its absence in non-differentiating isolates.

@article{Bentley1981GeosminAM,
  title={Geosmin and methylisoborneol biosynthesis in streptomycetes. Evidence for an isoprenoid pathway and its absence in non-differentiating isolates.},
  author={Ronald C. Bentley and Ranjith Rochan Meganathan},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={1981},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={
          220-2
        }
}
Geosmin, 1, (trans-1 ,lOdimethyl-trans-9-decalol) and the 2-methyl derivative of isoborneol, 2, (1,2,7,7tetramethyl-exo-bicycle [2.2.l]heptan-2-01) are volatile metabolites of various Streptomycetes, algae, and fungi [ 11. Geosmin in particular has an intense ‘earthy’ or ‘musty’ odor. Both metabolites have caused odor and taste problems in water supplies [2] and foods but geosmin is important for the flavour of beets [3]. Despite the problems for water supplies, there is almost no biosynthetic… CONTINUE READING
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