IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (S)-β-bisabolene synthase

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

For diagram of reaction click here and mechanism click here.

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(S)-β-bisabolene-forming]

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


1. Fujisawa, M., Harada, H., Kenmoku, H., Mizutani, S. and Misawa, N. Cloning and characterization of a novel gene that encodes (S)-β-bisabolene synthase from ginger, Zingiber officinale. Planta 232 (2010) 121-130. [PMID: 20229191]

[EC created 2011]

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