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Issue 2, 2002
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The biosynthesis of C5–C25 terpenoid compounds

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Covering: 1998–2000. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep., 1999, 16, 97

This review covers recently-published experimental information on the biosynthesis of terpenoids in the range C5–C25. In addition to sections on the mevalonate and mevalonate-independent (deoxyxylulose phosphate) pathways, the review considers in turn hemiterpenoids, polyprenyl diphosphate synthases, monoterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, diterpenoids, and sesterterpenoids. The literature from January 1998 to December 2000 is reviewed, with 248 references cited.

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Submitted
08 Nov 2001
First published
22 Jan 2002

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2002,19, 181-222
Article type
Review Article

The biosynthesis of C5–C25 terpenoid compounds

P. M. Dewick, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2002, 19, 181
DOI: 10.1039/B002685I

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