Transcriptome analysis of Dioscorea zingiberensis identifies genes involved in diosgenin biosynthesis

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Dioscorea zingiberensis is the main plant source of diosgenin, a precursor for the production of steroid hormones used in the pharmaceutical industry. The extraction process of diosgenin from D. zingiberensis can generate high-acid and high-strength wastewater on a large scale and can threaten the environment. Bioengineering microorganisms to produce… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13258-017-0516-9

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