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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
15000
Status
Published
Date of creation
2006-06-12 10:40 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2014-02-27 15:34 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2014-02-27 15:34 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase
Abbreviation
CS-EPSPS-MAIZE
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
No
Donor organism
Donor organism
Zea mays - Maize, Corn, MAIZE
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase
Biological function
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.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

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