Two terpene synthases are responsible for the major sesquiterpenes emitted from the flowers of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa)

@inproceedings{Nieuwenhuizen2009TwoTS,
  title={Two terpene synthases are responsible for the major sesquiterpenes emitted from the flowers of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa)},
  author={Niels J. Nieuwenhuizen and Mindy Y. Wang and Adam J. Matich and Sol A. Green and Xiuyin Chen and Yar-Khing Yauk and Lesley L. Beuning and Dinesh A. Nagegowda and Natalia Dudareva and Ross G Atkinson},
  booktitle={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2009}
}
Kiwifruit vines rely on bees for pollen transfer between spatially separated male and female individuals and require synchronized flowering to ensure pollination. Volatile terpene compounds, which are important cues for insect pollinator attraction, were studied by dynamic headspace sampling in the major green-fleshed kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) cultivar 'Hayward' and its male pollinator 'Chieftain'. Terpene volatile levels showed a profile dominated by the sesquiterpenes alpha-farnesene… CONTINUE READING
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