3-(5-Oxoisoxazolin-4-yl)-L-alanine is an antifungal antibiotic produced by the bacterium Streptomycesplatensis. The enzymes from the plants Lathyrusodoratus (sweet pea), L. sativus (grass pea) and Citrullus vulgaris (watermelon) that catalyse EC 126.96.36.199 (β-(isoxazolin-5-on-2-yl)-L-alanine synthase) also catalyse this reaction in vitro, but not in vivo. Closely related and possibly identical to EC 188.8.131.52, cysteine synthase, and EC 184.108.40.206, β-pyrazolylalanine synthase.
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