EC - (E)-β-ocimene synthase

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Accepted name:
(E)-β-ocimene synthase
Other names:
β-ocimene synthase
Systematic name:
geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(E)-β-ocimene-forming]



Widely distributed in plants, which release β-ocimene when attacked by herbivorous insects.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0034768


  1. Faldt, J., Arimura, G., Gershenzon, J., Takabayashi, J., Bohlmann, J.
    Functional identification of AtTPS03 as (E)-beta-ocimene synthase: a monoterpene synthase catalyzing jasmonate- and wound-induced volatile formation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Planta 216: 745-751 (2003). [PMID: 12624761]
  2. Dudareva, N., Martin, D., Kish, C. M., Kolosova, N., Gorenstein, N., Faldt, J., Miller, B., Bohlmann, J.
    (E)-beta-ocimene and myrcene synthase genes of floral scent biosynthesis in snapdragon: function and expression of three terpene synthase genes of a new terpene synthase subfamily.
    Plant Cell 15: 1227-1241 (2003). [PMID: 12724546]
  3. Arimura, G., Ozawa, R., Kugimiya, S., Takabayashi, J., Bohlmann, J.
    Herbivore-induced defense response in a model legume. Two-spotted spider mites induce emission of (E)-beta-ocimene and transcript accumulation of (E)-beta-ocimene synthase in Lotus japonicus.
    Plant Physiol. 135: 1976-1983 (2004). [PMID: 15310830]
  4. Navia-Gine, W. G., Yuan, J. S., Mauromoustakos, A., Murphy, J. B., Chen, F., Korth, K. L.
    Medicago truncatula (E)-beta-ocimene synthase is induced by insect herbivory with corresponding increases in emission of volatile ocimene.
    Plant Physiol. Biochem. 47: 416-425 (2009). [PMID: 19249223]

[EC created 2012]