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Accepted name: (-)-β-caryophyllene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (-)-β-caryophyllene + diphosphate
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Other name(s): β-caryophyllene synthase; (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (caryophyllene-forming)
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(-)-β-caryophyllene-forming]
Comments: Widely distributed in higher plants, cf. EC (+)-β-caryophyllene synthase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 110639-18-4
1.  Cai, Y., Jia, J.W., Crock, J., Lin, Z.X., Chen, X.Y. and Croteau, R. A cDNA clone for β-caryophyllene synthase from Artemisia annua. Phytochemistry 61 (2002) 523–529. [DOI] [PMID: 12409018]
[EC created 2011, modified 2011]

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