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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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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
The chemical composition of essential oils isolated from aerial parts of seven wild sages from Western Canada -Artemisia… Expand
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2006
Highly Cited
2006
The alarm pheromone for many species of aphids, which causes dispersion in response to attack by predators or parasitoids… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Plants can defend themselves against herbivores by attracting natural enemies of the herbivores. The cues for attraction are… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Scots pine has been shown to produce a volatile bouquet that attracts egg parasitoids in response to oviposition of the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Many plants have an indirect defense against herbivores by emitting volatiles that attract carnivorous enemies of the herbivores… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Maize (Zea mays) emits a mixture of volatile compounds upon attack by the Egyptian cotton leafworm (Spodoptera littoralis). These… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
In plants, sesquiterpenes of different structural types are biosynthesized from the isoprenoid intermediate farnesyl diphosphate… Expand
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2000
2000
Volatile compounds emitted in different phases of oak (Quercus robur) development (bark, unopened buds, young developing leaves… Expand
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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… Expand
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Cotton plants attacked by herbivorous insect pests emit relatively large amounts of characteristic volatile terpenoids that have… Expand
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