sesquiterpenoids. The second pathway—the GAP-pyruvate pathway—is responsible for the synthesis of carotenoids and mono- and diterpenes and is localized within the plastid. An exchange of cytoplasmic and plasticidal metabolites has been found in Chamomilla recutita that utilizes both pathways (40). The extent to which this occurs could well depend on the tissue type and developmental phase, and IPP may move between organelles depending on numerous factors. Elucidation of the enzymology and regulation of the GAP-pyruvate pathway for IPP synthesis is a prerequisite to understanding and rationally manipulating terpenoid production in plants.
Pyruvic acid Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate
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