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alpha-farnesene synthase activity

Known as: (E,E)-alpha-farnesene synthase activity 
Catalysis of the reaction: 2-trans,6-trans-farnesyl diphosphate = (E,E)-alpha-farnesene + diphosphate. [MetaCyc:RXN-8574]
National Institutes of Health

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2006
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2006
Plants can defend themselves against herbivores by attracting natural enemies of the herbivores. The cues for attraction are… 
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2006
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2006
The alarm pheromone for many species of aphids, which causes dispersion in response to attack by predators or parasitoids… 
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
Many plants have an indirect defense against herbivores by emitting volatiles that attract carnivorous enemies of the herbivores… 
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
Feeding forest tent caterpillars (FTCs) induced local and systemic diurnal emissions of (-)-germacrene D, along with (E)-beta… 
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
Maize (Zea mays) emits a mixture of volatile compounds upon attack by the Egyptian cotton leafworm (Spodoptera littoralis). These… 
Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
In plants, sesquiterpenes of different structural types are biosynthesized from the isoprenoid intermediate farnesyl diphosphate… 
Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
(E)-beta-Farnesene is a sesquiterpene semiochemical that is used extensively by both plants and insects for communication. This… 
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1994
Highly Cited
1994
Cotton plants attacked by herbivorous insect pests emit relatively large amounts of characteristic volatile terpenoids that have…