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Probing carotenoid biosynthesis in developing seed coats of Bixa orellana (Bixaceae) through expressed sequence tag analysis

Probing carotenoid biosynthesis in developing seed coats of Bixa orellana (Bixaceae) through expressed sequence tag analysis Bixin is a commercially important diapocarotenoid derived from the seed coats of the tropical shrub Bixa orellana . Based on available chemical data and by analogy to abscisic acid biosynthesis, a biosynthetic pathway for bixin starting from lycopene is proposed. This putative pathway was investigated through expressed sequence tag (EST) analysis using a subtracted cDNA library. This analysis identified ESTs corresponding to most of the enzymes of the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway including the 1-deoxy- d -xylulose 5-phosphate pathway of plastids. ESTs corresponding to a number of genes encoding dioxygenases, aldehyde dehydrogenases and carboxyl methyltransferases were also identified. These represent candidate enzymes for the last stage of the bixin biosynthetic pathway. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Science Elsevier
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