Expression of Clarkia S-linalool synthase in transgenic petunia plants results in the accumulation of S-linalyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside

Citation
J. Lucker et al., Expression of Clarkia S-linalool synthase in transgenic petunia plants results in the accumulation of S-linalyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside, PLANT J, 27(4), 2001, pp. 315-324
Citations number
50
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Plant Sciences","Animal & Plant Sciences
Journal title
PLANT JOURNAL
ISSN journal
0960-7412 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
315 - 324
Database
ISI
SICI code
0960-7412(200108)27:4<315:EOCSSI>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
Petunia hybrida W115 was transformed with a Clarkia breweri S-linalool synt hase cDNA (lis). Lis was expressed in all tissues analysed, and linalool wa s detected in leaves, sepals, corolla, stem and ovary, but not in nectaries , roots, pollen and style. However, the S-linalool produced by the plant in the various tissues is not present as free linalool, but was efficiently c onverted to non-volatile S-linalyl-beta -D-glucopyranoside by the action of endogenous glucosyltransferase. The results presented demonstrate that mon oterpene production can be altered by genetic modification, and that the co mpounds produced can be converted by endogenous enzymatic activity.