Plant Diversity ›› 2003, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (14): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Plant Terpenoid Synthases:Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering

YANG Tao,ZENG Ying   

  1. Kunming Institute of Botany,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Kunming 650204,China;Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100039,China
  • Online:2003-12-26 Published:2003-12-26

Abstract: With the plant terpenoids were discovered and applied in human life,the researches on terpenoid biosynthesis were paid more attentions.Terpene synthases catalyse the biosynthesis of monoterpenes,sesquiterpenes and diterpenes with the GPP,FPP and GGPP as substrates,respectively.This paper summarized the present study situation in the catalyze mechanism,clone strategy and terpene bioengineering of plant terpene synthase.

Key words: Terpene synthase