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Term Information

Accession
GO:0046905
Name
phytoene synthase activity
Ontology
molecular_function
Synonyms
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Alternate IDs
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Definition
Catalysis of the reaction: prephytoene pyrophosphate = phytoene + diphosphate. Source: GOC:ai, PMID:12641468
Comment
Note that this should not be confused with 'geranylgeranyl-diphosphate geranylgeranyltransferase activity ; GO:0016767', EC:2.5.1.32. This activity is the second part of the formation of phytoene from geranylgeranyl-diphosphate, the first stage of which is catalyzed by EC:2.5.1.32.
History
See term history for GO:0046905 at QuickGO
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Parents of phytoene synthase activity (GO:0046905)
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phytoene synthase activity [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  carotene biosynthetic process (GO:0016120)
phytoene synthase activity [is_a relation] is_a  transferase activity, transferring alkyl or aryl (other than methyl) groups (GO:0016765)

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