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The complete functional characterisation of the terpene synthase family in tomato.

Zhou F, Pichersky E.

New Phytol. 2020 Jan 14. doi: 10.1111/nph.16431. [Epub ahead of print]


Pyrethrin Biosynthesis: The Cytochrome P450 Oxidoreductase CYP82Q3 Converts Jasmolone To Pyrethrolone.

Li W, Lybrand DB, Zhou F, Last RL, Pichersky E.

Plant Physiol. 2019 Nov;181(3):934-944. doi: 10.1104/pp.19.00499. Epub 2019 Aug 26.


Pyrethric acid of natural pyrethrin insecticide: complete pathway elucidation and reconstitution in Nicotiana benthamiana.

Xu H, Li W, Schilmiller AL, van Eekelen H, de Vos RCH, Jongsma MA, Pichersky E.

New Phytol. 2019 Jul;223(2):751-765. doi: 10.1111/nph.15821. Epub 2019 Apr 29.


Duplication and selection in β-ketoacyl-ACP synthase gene lineages in the sexually deceptive Chiloglottis (Orchidaceace).

Wong DCJ, Amarasinghe R, Falara V, Pichersky E, Peakall R.

Ann Bot. 2019 Jun 24;123(6):1053-1066. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcz013.


Robust predictions of specialized metabolism genes through machine learning.

Moore BM, Wang P, Fan P, Leong B, Schenck CA, Lloyd JP, Lehti-Shiu MD, Last RL, Pichersky E, Shiu SH.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 5;116(6):2344-2353. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1817074116. Epub 2019 Jan 23. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Mar 19;116(12):5830.


MeNA, Controlled by Reversible Methylation of Nicotinate, Is an NAD Precursor that Undergoes Long-Distance Transport in Arabidopsis.

Wu R, Zhang F, Liu L, Li W, Pichersky E, Wang G.

Mol Plant. 2018 Oct 8;11(10):1264-1277. doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2018.07.003. Epub 2018 Jul 25.


Evidence for the Involvement of Fatty Acid Biosynthesis and Degradation in the Formation of Insect Sex Pheromone-Mimicking Chiloglottones in Sexually Deceptive Chiloglottis Orchids.

Wong DCJ, Amarasinghe R, Pichersky E, Peakall R.

Front Plant Sci. 2018 Jun 19;9:839. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00839. eCollection 2018.


Jasmone Hydroxylase, a Key Enzyme in the Synthesis of the Alcohol Moiety of Pyrethrin Insecticides.

Li W, Zhou F, Pichersky E.

Plant Physiol. 2018 Aug;177(4):1498-1509. doi: 10.1104/pp.18.00748. Epub 2018 Jul 2.


Metabolic reconstructions identify plant 3-methylglutaconyl-CoA hydratase that is crucial for branched-chain amino acid catabolism in mitochondria.

Latimer S, Li Y, Nguyen TTH, Soubeyrand E, Fatihi A, Elowsky CG, Block A, Pichersky E, Basset GJ.

Plant J. 2018 Jul;95(2):358-370. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13955. Epub 2018 Jun 12.


Production of trans-chrysanthemic acid, the monoterpene acid moiety of natural pyrethrin insecticides, in tomato fruit.

Xu H, Lybrand D, Bennewitz S, Tissier A, Last RL, Pichersky E.

Metab Eng. 2018 May;47:271-278. doi: 10.1016/j.ymben.2018.04.004. Epub 2018 Apr 9.


The Biosynthesis of Unusual Floral Volatiles and Blends Involved in Orchid Pollination by Deception: Current Progress and Future Prospects.

Wong DCJ, Pichersky E, Peakall R.

Front Plant Sci. 2017 Nov 13;8:1955. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01955. eCollection 2017.


Coexpression Analysis Identifies Two Oxidoreductases Involved in the Biosynthesis of the Monoterpene Acid Moiety of Natural Pyrethrin Insecticides in Tanacetum cinerariifolium.

Xu H, Moghe GD, Wiegert-Rininger K, Schilmiller AL, Barry CS, Last RL, Pichersky E.

Plant Physiol. 2018 Jan;176(1):524-537. doi: 10.1104/pp.17.01330. Epub 2017 Nov 9.


Multifaceted plant responses to circumvent Phe hyperaccumulation by downregulation of flux through the shikimate pathway and by vacuolar Phe sequestration.

Lynch JH, Orlova I, Zhao C, Guo L, Jaini R, Maeda H, Akhtar T, Cruz-Lebron J, Rhodes D, Morgan J, Pilot G, Pichersky E, Dudareva N.

Plant J. 2017 Dec;92(5):939-950. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13730. Epub 2017 Nov 8.


Tissue-Specific Floral Transcriptome Analysis of the Sexually Deceptive Orchid Chiloglottis trapeziformis Provides Insights into the Biosynthesis and Regulation of Its Unique UV-B Dependent Floral Volatile, Chiloglottone 1.

Wong DCJ, Amarasinghe R, Rodriguez-Delgado C, Eyles R, Pichersky E, Peakall R.

Front Plant Sci. 2017 Jul 19;8:1260. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01260. eCollection 2017.


Complex Sexual Deception in an Orchid Is Achieved by Co-opting Two Independent Biosynthetic Pathways for Pollinator Attraction.

Xu H, Bohman B, Wong DCJ, Rodriguez-Delgado C, Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, Phillips RD, Pichersky E, Peakall R.

Curr Biol. 2017 Jul 10;27(13):1867-1877.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.065. Epub 2017 Jun 15.


Why do plants produce so many terpenoid compounds?

Pichersky E, Raguso RA.

New Phytol. 2018 Nov;220(3):692-702. doi: 10.1111/nph.14178. Epub 2016 Sep 8. Review.


Pollination by sexual deception-it takes chemistry to work.

Bohman B, Flematti GR, Barrow RA, Pichersky E, Peakall R.

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2016 Aug;32:37-46. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2016.06.004. Epub 2016 Jun 29. Review.


Focus Issue on Metabolism: Metabolites, Metabolites Everywhere.

Fernie AR, Pichersky E.

Plant Physiol. 2015 Nov;169(3):1421-3. doi: 10.1104/pp.15.01499. No abstract available.


Identification, Functional Characterization, and Evolution of Terpene Synthases from a Basal Dicot.

Yahyaa M, Matsuba Y, Brandt W, Doron-Faigenboim A, Bar E, McClain A, Davidovich-Rikanati R, Lewinsohn E, Pichersky E, Ibdah M.

Plant Physiol. 2015 Nov;169(3):1683-97. doi: 10.1104/pp.15.00930. Epub 2015 Jul 8.


A two-component enzyme complex is required for dolichol biosynthesis in tomato.

Brasher MI, Surmacz L, Leong B, Pitcher J, Swiezewska E, Pichersky E, Akhtar TA.

Plant J. 2015 Jun;82(6):903-914. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12859. Epub 2015 May 26.


Biosynthesis of the diterpenoid lycosantalonol via nerylneryl diphosphate in Solanum lycopersicum.

Matsuba Y, Zi J, Jones AD, Peters RJ, Pichersky E.

PLoS One. 2015 Mar 18;10(3):e0119302. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119302. eCollection 2015.


UV-B light contributes directly to the synthesis of chiloglottone floral volatiles.

Amarasinghe R, Poldy J, Matsuba Y, Barrow RA, Hemmi JM, Pichersky E, Peakall R.

Ann Bot. 2015 Mar;115(4):693-703. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcu262. Epub 2015 Feb 2.


Biosynthesis of lycosantalonol, a cis-prenyl derived diterpenoid.

Zi J, Matsuba Y, Hong YJ, Jackson AJ, Tantillo DJ, Pichersky E, Peters RJ.

J Am Chem Soc. 2014 Dec 10;136(49):16951-3. doi: 10.1021/ja508477e. Epub 2014 Nov 21.


Petunia × hybrida floral scent production is negatively affected by high-temperature growth conditions.

Cna'ani A, Mühlemann JK, Ravid J, Masci T, Klempien A, Nguyen TT, Dudareva N, Pichersky E, Vainstein A.

Plant Cell Environ. 2015 Jul;38(7):1333-46. doi: 10.1111/pce.12486. Epub 2015 Jan 7.


Eugenol synthase genes in floral scent variation in Gymnadenia species.

Gupta AK, Schauvinhold I, Pichersky E, Schiestl FP.

Funct Integr Genomics. 2014 Dec;14(4):779-88. doi: 10.1007/s10142-014-0397-9. Epub 2014 Sep 20.


Analysis of natural and induced variation in tomato glandular trichome flavonoids identifies a gene not present in the reference genome.

Kim J, Matsuba Y, Ning J, Schilmiller AL, Hammar D, Jones AD, Pichersky E, Last RL.

Plant Cell. 2014 Aug;26(8):3272-85. doi: 10.1105/tpc.114.129460. Epub 2014 Aug 15.


Geranyllinalool synthases in solanaceae and other angiosperms constitute an ancient branch of diterpene synthases involved in the synthesis of defensive compounds.

Falara V, Alba JM, Kant MR, Schuurink RC, Pichersky E.

Plant Physiol. 2014 Sep;166(1):428-41. doi: 10.1104/pp.114.243246. Epub 2014 Jul 22.


Metabolic engineering of monoterpene biosynthesis in tomato fruits via introduction of the non-canonical substrate neryl diphosphate.

Gutensohn M, Nguyen TT, McMahon RD 3rd, Kaplan I, Pichersky E, Dudareva N.

Metab Eng. 2014 Jul;24:107-16. doi: 10.1016/j.ymben.2014.05.008. Epub 2014 May 14.


Determination of residues responsible for substrate and product specificity of Solanum habrochaites short-chain cis-prenyltransferases.

Kang JH, Gonzales-Vigil E, Matsuba Y, Pichersky E, Barry CS.

Plant Physiol. 2014 Jan;164(1):80-91. doi: 10.1104/pp.113.230466. Epub 2013 Nov 19.


Evolution of a complex locus for terpene biosynthesis in solanum.

Matsuba Y, Nguyen TT, Wiegert K, Falara V, Gonzales-Vigil E, Leong B, Schäfer P, Kudrna D, Wing RA, Bolger AM, Usadel B, Tissier A, Fernie AR, Barry CS, Pichersky E.

Plant Cell. 2013 Jun;25(6):2022-36. doi: 10.1105/tpc.113.111013. Epub 2013 Jun 11.


Enhancement of production of eugenol and its glycosides in transgenic aspen plants via genetic engineering.

Koeduka T, Suzuki S, Iijima Y, Ohnishi T, Suzuki H, Watanabe B, Shibata D, Umezawa T, Pichersky E, Hiratake J.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013 Jun 21;436(1):73-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.05.060. Epub 2013 May 23.


Cytosolic monoterpene biosynthesis is supported by plastid-generated geranyl diphosphate substrate in transgenic tomato fruits.

Gutensohn M, Orlova I, Nguyen TT, Davidovich-Rikanati R, Ferruzzi MG, Sitrit Y, Lewinsohn E, Pichersky E, Dudareva N.

Plant J. 2013 Aug;75(3):351-63. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12212. Epub 2013 May 16.


Veratrole biosynthesis in white campion.

Akhtar TA, Pichersky E.

Plant Physiol. 2013 May;162(1):52-62. doi: 10.1104/pp.113.214346. Epub 2013 Apr 1.


The tomato cis-prenyltransferase gene family.

Akhtar TA, Matsuba Y, Schauvinhold I, Yu G, Lees HA, Klein SE, Pichersky E.

Plant J. 2013 Feb;73(4):640-52. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12063. Epub 2012 Dec 31.


The production of a key floral volatile is dependent on UV light in a sexually deceptive orchid.

Falara V, Amarasinghe R, Poldy J, Pichersky E, Barrow RA, Peakall R.

Ann Bot. 2013 Jan;111(1):21-30. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcs228. Epub 2012 Oct 22.


Identification of white campion (Silene latifolia) guaiacol O-methyltransferase involved in the biosynthesis of veratrole, a key volatile for pollinator attraction.

Gupta AK, Akhtar TA, Widmer A, Pichersky E, Schiestl FP.

BMC Plant Biol. 2012 Aug 31;12:158. doi: 10.1186/1471-2229-12-158.


Nonseed plant Selaginella moellendorffi [corrected] has both seed plant and microbial types of terpene synthases.

Li G, Köllner TG, Yin Y, Jiang Y, Chen H, Xu Y, Gershenzon J, Pichersky E, Chen F.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Sep 4;109(36):14711-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1204300109. Epub 2012 Aug 20. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Dec 11;109(50):20774.


Synthesis of methyl ketones by metabolically engineered Escherichia coli.

Park J, Rodríguez-Moyá M, Li M, Pichersky E, San KY, Gonzalez R.

J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012 Nov;39(11):1703-12. doi: 10.1007/s10295-012-1178-x. Epub 2012 Aug 1.


Benzoylation and sinapoylation of glucosinolate R-groups in Arabidopsis.

Lee S, Kaminaga Y, Cooper B, Pichersky E, Dudareva N, Chapple C.

Plant J. 2012 Nov;72(3):411-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2012.05096.x. Epub 2012 Sep 17.


Characterization of a flavonol 3-O-methyltransferase in the trichomes of the wild tomato species Solanum habrochaites.

Schmidt A, Li C, Jones AD, Pichersky E.

Planta. 2012 Sep;236(3):839-49. doi: 10.1007/s00425-012-1676-0. Epub 2012 Jun 13.


Contribution of CoA ligases to benzenoid biosynthesis in petunia flowers.

Klempien A, Kaminaga Y, Qualley A, Nagegowda DA, Widhalm JR, Orlova I, Shasany AK, Taguchi G, Kish CM, Cooper BR, D'Auria JC, Rhodes D, Pichersky E, Dudareva N.

Plant Cell. 2012 May;24(5):2015-30. doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.097519. Epub 2012 May 30.


Emergent decarboxylase activity and attenuation of α/β-hydrolase activity during the evolution of methylketone biosynthesis in tomato.

Auldridge ME, Guo Y, Austin MB, Ramsey J, Fridman E, Pichersky E, Noel JP.

Plant Cell. 2012 Apr;24(4):1596-607. doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.093997. Epub 2012 Apr 20.


Taming the hydra of specialized metabolism: how systems biology and comparative approaches are revolutionizing plant biochemistry.

Schilmiller AL, Pichersky E, Last RL.

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2012 Jun;15(3):338-44. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2011.12.005. Epub 2012 Jan 12. Review.


New synthesis--duplicated genes in the ecological interactions of plants with their environment.

Pichersky E.

J Chem Ecol. 2011 Sep;37(9):923. doi: 10.1007/s10886-011-0004-7. No abstract available.


RNA-seq discovery, functional characterization, and comparison of sesquiterpene synthases from Solanum lycopersicum and Solanum habrochaites trichomes.

Bleeker PM, Spyropoulou EA, Diergaarde PJ, Volpin H, De Both MT, Zerbe P, Bohlmann J, Falara V, Matsuba Y, Pichersky E, Haring MA, Schuurink RC.

Plant Mol Biol. 2011 Nov;77(4-5):323-36. doi: 10.1007/s11103-011-9813-x. Epub 2011 Aug 5.


The tomato terpene synthase gene family.

Falara V, Akhtar TA, Nguyen TT, Spyropoulou EA, Bleeker PM, Schauvinhold I, Matsuba Y, Bonini ME, Schilmiller AL, Last RL, Schuurink RC, Pichersky E.

Plant Physiol. 2011 Oct;157(2):770-89. doi: 10.1104/pp.111.179648. Epub 2011 Aug 3.


Metabolic engineering in strawberry fruit uncovers a dormant biosynthetic pathway.

Hoffmann T, Kurtzer R, Skowranek K, Kiessling P, Fridman E, Pichersky E, Schwab W.

Metab Eng. 2011 Sep;13(5):527-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ymben.2011.06.002. Epub 2011 Jun 15.


The family of terpene synthases in plants: a mid-size family of genes for specialized metabolism that is highly diversified throughout the kingdom.

Chen F, Tholl D, Bohlmann J, Pichersky E.

Plant J. 2011 Apr;66(1):212-29. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04520.x. Review.


The plant genome: an evolutionary perspective on structure and function.

Pichersky E, Gerats T.

Plant J. 2011 Apr;66(1):1-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04564.x. No abstract available.

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