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Information on EC 1.3.5.5 - 15-cis-phytoene desaturase

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This enzyme is involved in carotenoid biosynthesis in plants and cyanobacteria. The enzyme from Synechococcus can also use NAD+ and NADP+ as electron acceptor under anaerobic conditions. The enzyme from Gentiana lutea shows no activity with NAD+ or NADP+ .
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria
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citpds1, bopds, more
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15,9'-dicis-phytofluene + plastoquinone = 9,15,9'-tricis-zeta-carotene + plastoquinol
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15-cis-phytoene + 2 plastoquinone = 9,15,9'-tricis-zeta-carotene + 2 plastoquinol
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15-cis-phytoene + plastoquinone = 15,9'-dicis-phytofluene + plastoquinol
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