Mevalonosomes: specific vacuoles containing the mevalonate pathway in Plocamium brasiliense cortical cells (Rhodophyta)

  title={Mevalonosomes: specific vacuoles containing the mevalonate pathway in Plocamium brasiliense cortical cells (Rhodophyta)},
  author={Wladimir Costa Paradas and Thalita Mendes Crespo and Leonardo Tavares Salgado and Leonardo Rodrigues Andrade and Ang{\'e}lica R Soares and Claire Hellio and R. Paranhos and Lilian J. Hill and Geysa Marinho Souza and Alphonse Kelecom and Bernardo Ant{\^o}nio Perez da Gama and Renato Crespo Pereira and Gilberto Menezes Amado-Filho},
  journal={Journal of Phycology},
This paper has identified, for the first time in a member of the Rhodophyta, a vacuolar organelle containing enzymes that are involved in the mevalonate pathway—an important step in red algal isoprenoid biosynthesis. These organelles were named mevalonosomes (Mev) and were found in the cortical cells (CC) of Plocamium brasiliense, a marine macroalgae that synthesizes several halogenated monoterpenes. P. brasiliense specimens were submitted to a cytochemical analysis of the activity of the 3… 
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