IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: β-sesquiphellandrene synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = β-sesquiphellandrene + diphosphate

For diagram of reaction click here and mechanism click here.

Other name(s): Tps1; Os08g07100 (gene name)

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, β-sesquiphellandrene-forming)

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


1. Zhuang, X., Kollner, T.G., Zhao, N., Li, G., Jiang, Y., Zhu, L., Ma, J., Degenhardt, J. and Chen, F. Dynamic evolution of herbivore-induced sesquiterpene biosynthesis in sorghum and related grass crops. Plant J. 69 (2012) 70-80. [PMID: 21880075]

[EC created 2012]

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