Phytoene desaturase from Arabidopsis.


Carotenoids are isoprenyl pigments necessary for protection of the photosynthetic apparatus in a11 green plants. One of the intermediate steps in carotenoid biosynthesis is the conversion of phytoene to {-carotene via two dehydrogenation reactions catalyzed by the enzyme PDS. We have previously cloned cDNAs for this enzyme from soybean (Glycine max; Bartley… (More)


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@article{Scolnik1993PhytoeneDF, title={Phytoene desaturase from Arabidopsis.}, author={Pablo A. Scolnik and G E Bartley}, journal={Plant physiology}, year={1993}, volume={103 4}, pages={1475} }