The missing link in jasmonic acid biosynthesis


Jasmonic acid biosynthesis starts in chloroplasts and is finalized in peroxisomes. The required export of a crucial intermediate out of the chloroplast is now shown to be mediated by a protein from the outer envelope called JASSY.

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Fig. 1: Model of the JA biosynthesis pathway in chloroplasts and peroxisomes.


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Wasternack, C., Hause, B. The missing link in jasmonic acid biosynthesis. Nat. Plants 5, 776–777 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-019-0492-y

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