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Keywords:

  • biosynthesis;
  • genome mining;
  • monoterpene cyclase;
  • Streptomyces clavuligerus;
  • terpenoids
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Cycling gear: A sesquiterpene cyclase (SC) homologue, CnsA, from Streptomyces clavuligerus has been identified as a monoterpene cyclase that catalyzes the conversion of GPP into 1,8-cineole (see scheme). This suggests that bacterial SC homologues could include monoterpene cyclases, similar to plant SC homologues.