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Gene and DNA Sequence
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Date of creation
2014-12-20 11:30 UTC (g.mozgova@yandex.ru)
Date of publication
2015-01-07 19:49 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase gene
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Dickeya dadantii - DICDA
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS)
Biological function
Involved in EPSP biosynthesis. The aroA gene, which encodes 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase , an enzyme of the common aromatic biosynthetic pathway, the enzyme participates in biosynthesis of the aromatic amino acids phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan.

The enzyme is a target for herbicides as these amino acids are only synthesized in plants and microorganisms. Glyphosate acts as a competitive inhibitor for phosphoenolpyruvate, as substrate of EPSPS, and is used as a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide.
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Additional Information
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