Metabolic engineering of higher plants and algae for isoprenoid production.

@article{Kempinski2015MetabolicEO,
  title={Metabolic engineering of higher plants and algae for isoprenoid production.},
  author={Chase Kempinski and Zuodong Jiang and Stephen Bell and Joe Chappell},
  journal={Advances in biochemical engineering/biotechnology},
  year={2015},
  volume={148},
  pages={161-99}
}
Isoprenoids are a class of compounds derived from the five carbon precursors, dimethylallyl diphosphate, and isopentenyl diphosphate. These molecules present incredible natural chemical diversity, which can be valuable for humans in many aspects such as cosmetics, agriculture, and medicine. However, many terpenoids are only produced in small quantities by their natural hosts and can be difficult to generate synthetically. Therefore, much interest and effort has been directed toward capturing… CONTINUE READING