Isolation and heterologous expression of a gene encoding 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase from the wheat leaf-spot pathogen, Mycosphaerella graminicola.

@article{Keon1998IsolationAH,
  title={Isolation and heterologous expression of a gene encoding 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase from the wheat leaf-spot pathogen, Mycosphaerella graminicola.},
  author={John P. R. Keon and John A. Hargreaves},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1998},
  volume={161 2},
  pages={337-43}
}
We describe the isolation and sequence of a gene encoding 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) (EC 1.13.11.27)) from the wheat leaf-spot fungal pathogen Mycosphaerella graminicola (Septoria tritici), that directs the synthesis of 2,5-dihydroxyphenylacetate (homogentisic acid, HGA). The sequence of the deduced peptide showed homology to HPPDs from… CONTINUE READING