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Accepted name: zingiberene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = zingiberene + diphosphate
For diagram of bisabolene biosynthesis, click here, for diagram of bisabolene biosynthesis, click here and for diagram of γ-curcumene, β-sesquiphellandrene and zingiberene biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): α-zingiberene synthase; ZIS
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (zingiberene-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Davidovich-Rikanati, R., Lewinsohn, E., Bar, E., Iijima, Y., Pichersky, E. and Sitrit, Y. Overexpression of the lemon basil α-zingiberene synthase gene increases both mono- and sesquiterpene contents in tomato fruit. Plant J. 56 (2008) 228–238. [DOI] [PMID: 18643974]
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