By William R. Nes (auth.), Paul K. Stumpf, J. Brian Mudd, W. David Nes (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1468452630

ISBN-13: 9781468452631

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The 7th foreign Symposium at the constitution and serve as of Plant Lipids came about on the college of California, Davis, California July twenty seventh to August 1st, 1986. This used to be the 1st time the Symposium used to be held within the usa. The record of past host towns reads, Norwich, Karlsruhe, Goteborg, Paris, Groningen, Neuchatel. The addition of Davis to this exotic checklist used to be made through the organizers with the doubts of people that supply invites to events - will anyone come? in reality one hundred fifty five individuals registered and there have been 21 spouses in attendance. The clinical application was once composed of 9 classes: biochemistry of isoprenoids and sterols, functionality of isoprenoids and sterols, constitution and serve as of lipids, biosynthesis of advanced lipids, fatty acid oxygenases and desaturases, medium and lengthy chain fatty acids, interplay of college, executive and business examine, algal lipids, and genetics and biotechnology. as well as those classes of plenary lectures, there have been 4 poster periods during which approximately a hundred and forty posters have been awarded. All of this used to be packed into 4 days, and there has been a few remark in regards to the shortage of time to invite questions of the audio system, speak about the posters or even to devour lunch. The compression of this system was once as a result the continuing hope of the organizing committees to prevent concurrent classes. The congregation of individuals right into a unmarried consultation raises interplay and generates a sense of cohesion at those symposia.

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Chapman and Rail, London (1984). 32. R. Overton, Concerning stereochemical choice in enzymic reactions, Chern. Soc. Rev. 8:447 (1979). 33. R. Croteau-and D. M. Satterwhite, unpublished. 18 DITERPENES - THE GIBBERELLIN BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAY IN ZEA MAYS Bernard O. Phinney and Clive R. Spray Department of Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024. INTRODUCTION Gibberellins (GAs) are a class of tetracyclic diterpenes that are probably of universal occurrence in the plant kingdom. They are also present (although with unknown function) in the fungi, Gibberella fujikuroi and Sphaceloma manihoticola.

MacMillan, Internode length in Zea mays L. the dwarf-1 mutation controls the 3~-hydroxylation of gibberellin A20 to gibberellin A1 , Planta 160:464 (1984). 20. L. J. Davies and L. Rappaport, Metabolism of tritiated gibberellins in d-5 dwarf maize I, Plant Physiol. 55:620 (1975). 21. L. J. Davies and L. Rappaport, Metabolism of tritiated gibberellins in d-5 dwarf maize II, Plant Physiol. 56:60 (1975). 22. B. O. Phinney and C. Spray, Gibberellin biosynthesis in Zea mays: the 3-hydroxylation step GA20 to GAl' in:" IUPAC Pesticide Chemistry, Human Welfare and the Environment", J.

K~e preparing monoclonal antibodies to the gibberellin 2~ and 3~ hydroxylases 2S . They are using the antibodies to isolate purified enzymes by affinity chromatography. Specific mRNAs will then be identified and cDNA clones constructed for studies on the gene expression for these enzymes. While the physiological role of the 2~-hydroxylases is not clear (they are inactivating enzymes, controlling the steps GA 20 to GA29 and GAl to GAg) the 3~-hydroxylase regulates shoot elongation by controlling the step, GA 20 to GAl.

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