Identification of a Second Site of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Comfrey to Boost Plant Defense in Floral Stage.

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Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are toxic secondary metabolites that are found in several distantly related families of the angiosperms. The first specific step in PA biosynthesis is catalyzed by homospermidine synthase (HSS), which has been recruited several times independently by duplication of the gene encoding deoxyhypusine synthase, an enzyme involved in… (More)
DOI: 10.1104/pp.17.00265

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@article{Kruse2017IdentificationOA, title={Identification of a Second Site of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Comfrey to Boost Plant Defense in Floral Stage.}, author={Lars H Kruse and Thomas Stegemann and Christian Sievert and Dietrich Ober}, journal={Plant physiology}, year={2017}, volume={174 1}, pages={47-55} }