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Accepted name: 7-epizingiberene synthase [(2Z,6Z)-farnesyl diphosphate cyclizing]
Reaction: (2Z,6Z)-farnesyl diphosphate = 7-epizingiberene + diphosphate
Glossary: 7-epizingiberene = (5R)-2-methyl-5-[(2R)-6-methylhept-5-en-2-yl]cyclohexa-1,3-diene
Other name(s): ShZIS (gene name)
Systematic name: (2Z,6Z)-farnesyl-diphosphate lyase (cyclizing; 7-epizingiberene-forming)
Comments: Isolated from the plant Solanum habrochaites. 7-Epizingiberene is a whitefly repellant.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Bleeker, P.M., Mirabella, R., Diergaarde, P.J., Vandoorn, A., Tissier, A., Kant, M.R., Prins, M., de Vos, M., Haring, M.A. and Schuurink, R.C. Improved herbivore resistance in cultivated tomato with the sesquiterpene biosynthetic pathway from a wild relative. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109 (2012) 20124–20129. [DOI] [PMID: 23169639]
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