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110050: A Novel Enzyme That Synthesizes Sesquiterpenes to Provide Insect Resistance in Plants

Zingiberene is a sesquiterpene produced by many plant species including ginger, turmeric, cultivated tomato, and its wild relatives. It is synthesized at particularly high levels in the trichomes of certain accessions of the wild tomato species Solanum habrochaites and is a potent insect repellent. The identification of a gene from S. habrochaites...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Cornelius Barry, Eliana GonzaleS-Vigil
Keywords(s): Insect Resistance, Terpene, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture