Transposon-mediated mutation of CYP76AD3 affects betalain synthesis and produces variegated flowers in four o'clock (Mirabilis jalapa).

@article{Suzuki2014TransposonmediatedMO,
  title={Transposon-mediated mutation of CYP76AD3 affects betalain synthesis and produces variegated flowers in four o'clock (Mirabilis jalapa).},
  author={Mariko Suzuki and Taira Miyahara and Hiroko Tokumoto and Takashi Hakamatsuka and Yukihiro Goda and Yoshihiro Ozeki and Nobuhiro Sasaki},
  journal={Journal of plant physiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={171 17},
  pages={1586-90}
}
The variegated flower colors of many plant species have been shown to result from the insertion or excision of transposable elements into genes that encode enzymes involved in anthocyanin synthesis. To date, however, it has not been established whether this phenomenon is responsible for the variegation produced by other pigments such as betalains. During betalain synthesis in red beet, the enzyme CYP76AD1 catalyzes the conversion of L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) to cyclo-DOPA. RNA sequencing… CONTINUE READING
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