The genetics and molecular genetics of terpene and sterol origami.

  title={The genetics and molecular genetics of terpene and sterol origami.},
  author={Joe Chappell},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={5 2},
  • Joe Chappell
  • Published 2002 in Current opinion in plant biology
Terpenes and sterols are complex molecules synthesized by equally complex biosynthetic pathways. Recent progress in using the tools of genetics, molecular genetics and genetic engineering to dissect triterpene metabolism in the cytosol, and terpene metabolism in the plastids, has opened up new strategies and avenues of investigation. Most importantly, these studies have enhanced our appreciation of the biological significance of these compounds for plants, and have revealed new secrets of this… CONTINUE READING

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