Kaurene synthase B activity and related diterpene cyclase activities from Ricinus communis were purified 600-fold. The enzymes catalysing the synthesis of beyerene, sandaracopimaradiene, trachylobane and kaurene from copalyl pyrophosphate have been resolved.
- Ricinus communis
- castor bean
- diterpene synthases
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