EC 2.5.1.68     
Accepted name: (2Z,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate synthase
Reaction: geranyl diphosphate + isopentenyl diphosphate = diphosphate + (2Z,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate
Other name(s): (Z)-farnesyl diphosphate synthase; Z-farnesyl diphosphate synthase
Systematic name: geranyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate geranylcistransferase
Comments: Requires Mg2+ or Mn2+ for activity. The product of this reaction is an intermediate in the synthesis of decaprenyl phosphate, which plays a central role in the biosynthesis of most features of the mycobacterial cell wall, including peptidoglycan, linker unit galactan and arabinan. Neryl diphosphate can also act as substrate.
References:
1.  Schulbach, M.C., Mahapatra, S., Macchia, M., Barontini, S., Papi, C., Minutolo, F., Bertini, S., Brennan, P.J. and Crick, D.C. Purification, enzymatic characterization, and inhibition of the Z-farnesyl diphosphate synthase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J. Biol. Chem. 276 (2001) 11624–11630. [PMID: 11152452]
[EC 2.5.1.68 created 2007, modified 2010]