IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: germacrene C synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = germacrene C + diphosphate

For diagram of reaction click here.

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (germacrene-C-forming)

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1. Colby, S.M., Crock, J., Dowdle-Rizzo, B., Lemaux, P.G. and Croteau, R. Germacrene C synthase from Lycopersicon esculentum cv. VFNT cherry tomato: cDNA isolation, characterization, and bacterial expression of the multiple product sesquiterpene cyclase. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95 (1998) 2216-2221. [PMID: 9482865]

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