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Chem Biol. 1998 Sep;5(9):R221-33.

The deoxyxylulose phosphate pathway of terpenoid biosynthesis in plants and microorganisms.

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Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie, Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany.

Abstract

Recent studies have uncovered the existence of an alternative, non-mevalonate pathway for the formation of isopentenyl pyrophosphate and dimethylallyl pyrophosphate, the two building blocks of terpene biosynthesis.

PMID:
9751645
DOI:
10.1016/s1074-5521(98)90002-3
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