EC - S-linalool synthase

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Accepted name:
S-linalool synthase
Other names:
3S-linalool synthase
Systematic name:
geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(3S)-linalool-forming]




Requires Mn2+ or Mg2+ for activity. Neither (S)- nor (R)-linalyl diphosphate can act as substrate for the enzyme from the flower Clarkia breweri [1]. Unlike many other monoterpene synthases, only a single product, (S)-linalool, is formed.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0034007


  1. Pichersky, E., Lewinsohn, E. and Croteau, R.
    Purification and characterization of S-linalool synthase, an enzyme involved in the production of floral scent in Clarkia breweri.
    Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 316: 803-807 (1995). [PMID: 7864636]
  2. Lücker, J., Bouwmeester, H.J., Schwab, W., Blaas, J., van der Plas, L.H.W. and Verhoeven, H.A.
    Expression of Clarkia S-linalool synthase in transgenic petunia plants results in the accumulation of S-linalyl-β-D-glucopyranoside.
    Plant J. 27: 315-324 (2001). [PMID: 11532177]
  3. Dudareva, N., Cseke, L., Blanc, V.M. and Pichersky, E.
    Evolution of floral scent in Clarkia: novel patterns of S-linalool synthase gene expression in the C. breweri flower.
    Plant Cell 8: 1137-1148 (1996). [PMID: 8768373]

[EC created 2006]