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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-07-13 16:57 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-07-24 16:04 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-07-24 16:04 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Quinolinic Acid Phosphoribosyltransferase gene
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Nicotiana tabacum - Tobacco, TOBAC
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Quinolinic Acid Phosphoribosyltransferase (QPT)
Biological function
The NtQPT1 gene codes for quinolinic acid phosphoribosyltransferase (QPTase).  This enzyme is responsible for the production of nicotinic acid, a nicotine precursor.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
  • Reduced nicotine content

Records referencing this document (3)
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Country's Decision or any other Communication1 record
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Risk Assessment1 record