IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (E,E)-germacrene B synthase

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

For diagram of reaction click here.

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(E,E)-germacrene-B-forming]

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


1. van Der Hoeven, R.S., Monforte, A.J., Breeden, D., Tanksley, S.D. and Steffens, J.C. Genetic control and evolution of sesquiterpene biosynthesis in Lycopersicon esculentum and L. hirsutum. Plant Cell 12 (2000) 2283-2294. [PMID: 11090225]

[EC created 2011]

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