Molecular cloning and characterization of the gene encoding 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate cytidyltransferase from hairy roots of Rauvolfia verticillata

@article{Lan2012MolecularCA,
  title={Molecular cloning and characterization of the gene encoding 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate cytidyltransferase from hairy roots of Rauvolfia verticillata},
  author={Xiaozhong Lan},
  journal={Biologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={68},
  pages={91-98}
}
2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate cytidyltransferase (MCT) catalyzes the third reaction in the plastidial non-mevalonate pathway, which provides the precursors for ajmalicine. A full-length cDNA encoding MCT (RvMCT) was identified from hairy roots of Rauvolfia verticillata. The full-length 1,499-bp cDNA of RvMCT had a 945-bp coding sequence that encoded a… CONTINUE READING