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Demystifying the momilactone pathway

Re-channeling metabolic routes in Nicotiana benthamiana allows elucidation and reconstitution of the biosynthesis of the natural products momilactones A and B. Insights into how plants make these and other natural crop protection chemicals promise future biotechnologies for sustainable agriculture.

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Fig. 1: Reconstitution, and plastid-to-cytosol relocalization, of momilactone biosynthesis from rice in the tobacco relative plant Nicotiana benthamiana.


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Nguyen, TD., Dang, TT.T. Demystifying the momilactone pathway. Nat Chem Biol 17, 126–128 (2021).

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