IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: zingiberene synthase

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

For diagram of reaction click here and mechanism click here.

Other name(s): α-zingiberene synthase; ZIS

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (zingiberene-forming)

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


1. Davidovich-Rikanati, R., Lewinsohn, E., Bar, E., Iijima, Y., Pichersky, E. and Sitrit, Y. Overexpression of the lemon basil α-zingiberene synthase gene increases both mono- and sesquiterpene contents in tomato fruit. Plant J. 56 (2008) 228-238. [PMID: 18643974]

[EC created 2011]

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