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Accepted name: (+)-γ-cadinene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (+)-γ-cadinene + diphosphate
For diagram of cadinane sesquiterpenoid biosynthesis, click here and for diagram of cadinene, cubebol and muuroladiene biosynthesis, click here
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(+)-γ-cadinene-forming]
Comments: The cloned enzyme from the melon, Cucumis melo, gave mainly δ- and γ-cadinene with traces of several other sesquiterpenoids cf. EC (-)-γ-cadinene synthase [(2Z,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate cyclizing]; EC (+)-δ-cadinene synthase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Iijima, Y., Davidovich-Rikanati, R., Fridman, E., Gang, D.R., Bar, E., Lewinsohn, E. and Pichersky, E. The biochemical and molecular basis for the divergent patterns in the biosynthesis of terpenes and phenylpropenes in the peltate glands of three cultivars of basil. Plant Physiol. 136 (2004) 3724–3736. [DOI] [PMID: 15516500]
2.  Portnoy, V., Benyamini, Y., Bar, E., Harel-Beja, R., Gepstein, S., Giovannoni, J.J., Schaffer, A.A., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y., Lewinsohn, E. and Katzir, N. The molecular and biochemical basis for varietal variation in sesquiterpene content in melon (Cucumis melo L.) rinds. Plant Mol. Biol. 66 (2008) 647–661. [DOI] [PMID: 18264780]
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