IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: geranial dehydrogenase

Reaction: geranial + H2O + NAD+ = geranate + NADH + H+

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): GaDH; geoB (gene name)

Systematic name: geranial:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: Does not act on neral.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:


1. Wolken, W.A. and van der Werf, M.J. Geraniol biotransformation-pathway in spores of Penicillium digitatum. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 57 (2001) 731-737. [PMID: 11778886]

2. Lüddeke, F., Wülfing, A., Timke, M., Germer, F., Weber, J., Dikfidan, A., Rahnfeld, T., Linder, D., Meyerdierks, A. and Harder, J. Geraniol and geranial dehydrogenases induced in anaerobic monoterpene degradation by Castellaniella defragrans. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78 (2012) 2128-2136. [PMID: 22286981]

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