||The enzyme synthesizes a mixture of sesquiterpenoids from (2Z,6Z)-farnesyl diphosphate. Following dephosphorylation of (2Z,6Z)-farnesyl diphosphate, the (2Z,6Z)-farnesyl carbocation is converted to either the (6R)- or the (6S)-bisabolyl cations depending on the stereochemistry of the 6,1 closure. The (6R)-bisabolyl cation will then lead to the formation of (+)-α-santalene (see EC 126.96.36.199), while the (6S)-bisabolyl cation will give rise to (-)-endo-α-bergamotene (see EC 188.8.131.52), as well as (+)-endo-β-bergamotene. Small amounts of (-)-epi-β-santalene are also formed from the (6R)-bisabolyl cation and small amounts of (-)-exo-α-bergamotene are formed from the (6S)-bisabolyl cation .
||Sallaud, C., Rontein, D., Onillon, S., Jabes, F., Duffe, P., Giacalone, C., Thoraval, S., Escoffier, C., Herbette, G., Leonhardt, N., Causse, M. and Tissier, A. A novel pathway for sesquiterpene biosynthesis from Z,Z-farnesyl pyrophosphate in the wild tomato Solanum habrochaites. Plant Cell 21 (2009) 301–317. [PMID: 19155349]