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Keywords:

  • biosynthesis;
  • NMR spectroscopy;
  • terpene cyclases;
  • terpenoids;
  • volatiles
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A treasure trove of terpenes: The products of two fungal sesquiterpene synthases from the rice pathogen Fusarium fujikuroi were identified by gene-knockout experiments, genetic engineering of the fungus for production optimization, isolation of the sesquiterpenes, and structure elucidation by spectroscopic methods.