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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2011-08-05 10:25 UTC (didier.breyer@wiv-isp.be)
Date of last update
2012-06-27 15:51 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-27 15:51 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Cinnamoyl coenzymeA reductase
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Populus tremula x Populus alba - Gray Poplar
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Cinnamoyl coenzymeA reductase
Biological function
Cinnamoyl-CoA reductase (CCR) catalyzes the penultimate step in monolignol biosynthesis. It catalyzes the conversion of feruloyl-CoA to coniferaldehyde and is considered the first enzyme in the monolignol-specific branch of the phenylpropanoid pathway. Because downregulation of the CCR gene in annual model plants significantly reduced lignin content, downregulating CCR in a woody perennial was an interesting potential avenue to improve wood quality for pulping.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

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