O-methyltransferases involved in the biosynthesis of volatile phenolic derivatives in rose petals.

@article{Lavid2002OmethyltransferasesII,
  title={O-methyltransferases involved in the biosynthesis of volatile phenolic derivatives in rose petals.},
  author={Noa Lavid and Jihong Wang and Moshe Shalit and Inna Guterman and Einat Bar and Till Beuerle and Naama Menda and Sharoni Shafir and Dani Zamir and Zach Adam and Alexander Vainstein and David I Weiss and Eran Pichersky and Efraim Lewinsohn},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={1899-907}
}
Rose (Rosa hybrida) flowers produce and emit a diverse array of volatiles, characteristic to their unique scent. One of the most prominent compounds in the floral volatiles of many rose varieties is the methoxylated phenolic derivative 3,5-dimethoxytoluene (orcinol dimethyl ether). Cell-free extracts derived from developing rose petals displayed O-methyltransferase (OMT) activities toward several phenolic substrates, including 3,5-dihydroxytoluene (orcinol), 3-methoxy,5-hydroxytoluene (orcinol… CONTINUE READING