Identification and characterization of (E)-β-caryophyllene synthase and α/β-pinene synthase potentially involved in constitutive and herbivore-induced terpene formation in cotton.

@article{Huang2013IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and characterization of (E)-β-caryophyllene synthase and α/β-pinene synthase potentially involved in constitutive and herbivore-induced terpene formation in cotton.},
  author={Xinzheng Huang and Yutao Xiao and Tobias G K{\"o}llner and Wanna Zhang and Junxiang Wu and Juan Wu and Yuyuan Guo and Yongjun Zhang},
  journal={Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB},
  year={2013},
  volume={73},
  pages={302-8}
}
Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) plants damaged by insects emit a blend of volatiles, including monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, which can directly repel herbivores and/or indirectly protect the plant by attracting natural enemies of the herbivores. To understand the molecular basis of terpene biosynthesis and regulation in cotton, two terpene synthase genes, GhTPS1 and GhTPS2, were heterologously expressed and characterized. Recombinant GhTPS1 accepted farnesyl pyrophosphate as substrate and… CONTINUE READING

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