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Enzyme 'CRT1' in Golden Rice (a question)

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Enzyme 'CRT1' in Golden Rice (a question)

Postby AmyLee » Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:59 pm

Hello there ::waves::

I am currently researching Golden Rice for a biology project and I've come across a little snag that can't be solved by the fantastic google.com or wikipedia:

I cannot find out what CRT1 stands for.

I know it is the enzyme coded for the gene taken from the bacterium Erwinia uredovora. I know that it is able to convert phytoene straight into lycopene (whereas in a daffodil the enzyme 'pytoene desaturase' [PDS] is needed to convert phytoene into zeta-carotene, which is then converted into lycopene by the enzyme 'zeta-carotene desaturase' [ZDS]).

I have found CRT1 called 'phytoene desaturase' on some websites, but I was unsure if this is correct or if these websites were confusing CRT1 with PDS.

So, in short, if anyone can tell me what CRT1 stands for, I would be incredibly thankful.
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Postby Bio-Hazard » Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:29 pm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... &DB=pubmed

When researching, try pubmed.

keyword:"golden rice"

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Postby sdekivit » Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:56 pm

do a BLAST-search ;)
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Postby AmyLee » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:48 am

Thanks for your help :D
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