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Biogenesis

  • Fred Seaman
  • Ferdinand Bohlmann
  • Christa Zdero
  • Tom J. Mabry

Abstract

Cyclization of the linear diterpene precursor usally proceeds along two alternative parallel routes (Figure 2 [p. 392]), one leading to the bicyclic “normal” labdane ( normal-labdane) absolute stereochemistry and the other resulting in its antipodal, enantiomeric (ent-labdane) absolute stereochemistry. As a consequence of these two parallel biosynthetic routes, diterpenes lack the homogeneous absolute stereochemistry of the triterpenes.

Keywords

Abietic Acid Geranylgeranyl Pyrophosphate Gibberellin Biosynthesis Terpenoid Biosynthesis Absolute Stereochemistry 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Seaman
    • 1
  • Ferdinand Bohlmann
    • 2
  • Christa Zdero
    • 2
  • Tom J. Mabry
    • 3
  1. 1.Drug Dynamics Institute College of PharmacyThe University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Organic ChemistryTechnical UniversityBerlin 12Federal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Department of BotanyThe University of TexasAustinUSA

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