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    • Keywords


      Acetate-mevalonate; DOXP; non-MVA pathway; plants; terpenoids

    • Abstract


      Terpenoids are known to have many important biological and physiological functions. Some of them are also known for their pharmaceutical significance. In the late nineties after the discovery of a novel non-mevalonate (non-MVA) pathway, the whole concept of terpenoid biosynthesis has changed. In higher plants, the conventional acetate-mevalonate (Ac-MVA) pathway operates mainly in the cytoplasm and mitochondria and synthesizes sterols, sesquiterpenes and ubiquinones predominantly. The plastidic non-MVA pathway however synthesizes hemi-, mono-, sesqui- and di-terpenes, along with carotenoids and phytol chain of chlorophyll. In this paper, recent developments on terpenoids biosynthesis are reviewed with respect to the non-MVA pathway.

    • Author Affiliations


      Vinod Shanker Dubey1 Ritu Bhalla1 2 Rajesh Luthra1 3

      1. Neurobiotechnology Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - 43210, USA
      2. Plant Microbes Interaction Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore - 117604
      3. CSIR Complex, Dr K S Krishnan Marg, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012, India
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