Subcellular distribution of enzymes of mono- and sesquiterpene biosynthesis in plant tissues.

  • Liliana M. Perez
  • Published 1988 in Archivos de biología y medicina experimentales

Abstract

The biosynthesis of mono- and sesquiterpene precursors and components of essential oils, has been studied isolating enzyme systems from soluble fractions. Improved methods for preparing homogenates from plant tissues, together with a knowledge of its ultrastructure, have allowed to determine that most of the processes of biosynthesis of terpenes, are associated to membranous organelles. The results obtained by different groups are discussed, in order to give an overview of the subcellular distribution of enzymes and specialized organelles, that participate in the biosynthetic processes mentioned above.

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@article{Perez1988SubcellularDO, title={Subcellular distribution of enzymes of mono- and sesquiterpene biosynthesis in plant tissues.}, author={Liliana M. Perez}, journal={Archivos de biología y medicina experimentales}, year={1988}, volume={21 1}, pages={51-8} }