Nucleotide sequence of an Arabidopsis cDNA for geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthase.

  title={Nucleotide sequence of an Arabidopsis cDNA for geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthase.},
  author={Pablo A. Scolnik and Glenn E. Bartley},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  volume={104 4},
GGPS is an enzyme involved in the early steps of isoprenoid synthesis in plants. The bell pepper (Capsicum annuum) GGPS catalyzes the stepwise addition of isopentenyl PPi, first to dimethylallyl PPi, second to geranyl PPi, and fmally to farnesyl PPi to form geranylgeranyl PPi (Kuntz et al., 1992). Geranylgeranyl PPi is utililized by plants for many compounds such as carotenoids, Chls, and phylloquinones and as a precursor for GA3. A plant GGPS cDNA from Capsicum ripening fruit has been cloned… CONTINUE READING
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