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Development of Transcriptomic Resources for Interrogating the Biosynthesis of Monoterpene Indole Alkaloids in Medicinal Plant Species

Figure 1

Monoterpene indole alkaloid pathway.

The key intermediate strictosidine is formed by condensation of tryptamine, which contributes the indole ring, and secologanin, which is produced from the monoterpene geraniol. In various plants, strictosidine is further metabolized to generate over 2,500 monoterpene indole alkaloids. Solid lines indicate single enzymatic steps; dashed lines indicate multiple steps.

Figure 1