Reduced ethylene synthesis by transgenic tomatoes expressing S-adenosylmethionine hydrolase

@article{Good2004ReducedES,
  title={Reduced ethylene synthesis by transgenic tomatoes expressing S-adenosylmethionine hydrolase},
  author={X. Good and J. Kellogg and W. Wagoner and D. Langhoff and W. Matsumura and R. Bestwick},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={781-790}
}
  • X. Good, J. Kellogg, +3 authors R. Bestwick
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • We have utilized a gene from bacteriophage T3 that encodes the enzyme S-adenosylmethionine hydrolase (SAMase) to generate transgenic tomato plants that produce fruit with a reduced capacity to synthesize ethylene. S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) is the metabolic precursor of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid, the proximal precursor to ethylene. SAMase catalyzes the conversion of SAM to methylthioadenosine and homoserine. To restrict the presence of SAMase to ripening fruit, the promoter from the… CONTINUE READING
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