Isolated from Ocimum basilicum (basil) and Cinnamomum tenuipile (camphor tree). Requires Mg2+ or Mn2+. Geraniol is labelled when formed in the presence of [18O]H2O. Thus mechanism involves a geranyl cation . Neryl diphosphate is hydrolysed more slowly. May be the same as EC 188.8.131.52 monoterpenyl-diphosphatase.
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