5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase | BCH-GENE-SCBD-101942 | Genetic element | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Genetic element (GENE)

last updated: 09 Feb 2021
General information
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase
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CS-epsps-ARTGO
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Protein coding sequence
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Donor organism
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Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate-synthase
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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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Record type Field Record(s)
Living Modified Organism Introduced or modified genetic element(s) 8
Living Modified Organism Genetic elements construct 5