Plant terpene biosynthesis. The biosynthesis of linalyl acetate in Mentha Citrata

DJ Fowler, JT Hamilton, AJ Humphrey, David O'Hagan

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Abstract

It is demonstrated that linalyl acetate is biosynthesised via the non-mevalonate (1-deoxyxylulose phosphate) terpene pathway in the plant Mentha citrata. The incorporation of isotopically labelled DL-[3-H-2(3)]-alanine and [6,6-H-2(2)]-D-glucose has revealed that five of the deuterium atoms of 1-deoxyxylulose phosphate are retained during the biosynthesis of linalyl acetate. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3803-3806
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume40
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 1999

Keywords

  • NON-MEVALONATE PATHWAY
  • SYNECHOCYSTIS SP. UTEX-2470
  • ESCHERICHIA-COLI
  • INDEPENDENT PATHWAY
  • ISOPRENOIDS
  • 1-DEOXY-D-XYLULOSE
  • 2-C-METHYL-D-ERYTHRITOL
  • GLUCOSE
  • PHYTOL
  • ATOMS

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