Isolation and partial characterisation of a putative monoterpene synthase from Melaleuca alternifolia.

@article{Shelton2004IsolationAP,
  title={Isolation and partial characterisation of a putative monoterpene synthase from Melaleuca alternifolia.},
  author={Dale Shelton and Dimitrios Zabaras and Shahid Mahmood Chohan and S. Grant Wyllie and Peter R. Baverstock and David Leach and Robert Henry},
  journal={Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB},
  year={2004},
  volume={42 11},
  pages={875-82}
}
Melaleuca alternifolia (Cheel) is an Australia native tree harvested for its monoterpene-rich, essential oil. Monoterpene synthases (E.C. 4.2.3.20) were partially purified from the flush growth of the commercially important, high terpinen-4-ol chemotype of M. alternifolia. The purified fractions produced an acyclic monoterpene, linalool that is not present in the essential oil. To further characterise the monoterpene synthase, a cDNA library was constructed and 500 expressed sequence tags (ESTs… CONTINUE READING
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