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Enzymes Required for Tropinone Biosynthesis

Executive SummaryHyoscyamine and scopolamine are listed on the World Health Organizations Model List of essential medicines. They are used to treat symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, and motion sickness. Because these compounds are extracted from plants grown on plantations, the supply line fluctuates with adverse weather conditions. Our technology...
Published: 6/28/2016   |   Inventor(s): Cornelius Barry, Matthew Bedewitz
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Biotechnology

A Novel Enzyme from Solanum Habrochaites that Synthesizes Sesquiterpenes

IntroductionZingiberene is a sesquiterpene produced by many plant species including ginger, turmeric, cultivated tomato, and its wild relatives. It is synthesized at particularly high levels in the trichomes of certain accessions of the wild tomato species Solanum habrochaites and is a potent insect repellent. The identification of a gene from S. habrochaites...
Published: 8/4/2011   |   Inventor(s): Cornelius Barry, Eliana Gonzales-Vigil
Keywords(s): Insect Resistance, Terpene, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture