Gibberellin biosynthesis in Gibberella fujikuroi: cloning and characterization of the copalyl diphosphate synthase gene

@article{Tudzynski1998GibberellinBI,
  title={Gibberellin biosynthesis in Gibberella fujikuroi: cloning and characterization of the copalyl diphosphate synthase gene},
  author={Bettina Tudzynski and Hiroshi Kawaide and Yuji Kamiya},
  journal={Current Genetics},
  year={1998},
  volume={34},
  pages={234-240}
}
The gene coding for copalyl diphosphate synthase (CPS), which represents the first gene of the gibberellin pathway, was isolated from the rice pathogen Gibberella fujikuroi. This fungus is used commercially for the production of gibberellic acid and related gibberellins. CPS is a terpene cyclase which catalyzes the first specific step of the gibberellin (GA) pathway as it branches off from the general isoprenoid (biosynthetic) pathway at geranylgeranyl disphosphate (GGDP). A cDNA fragment of… CONTINUE READING