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amorphadiene (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) The bicyclic sesquiterpene (1R,4R,4aS,8aR)-1-isopropenyl-4,7-dimethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,8a-octahydronaphthalene which is an intermediate in the production of artemesinin
    • 2015 June 27, Tian Tian, Howard M. Salis, “A predictive biophysical model of translational coupling to coordinate and control protein expression in bacterial operons”, in Nucleic Acids Research[1], volume 43, DOI:10.1093/nar/gkv635:
      Libraries of structured ribosome binding sites and RNAse binding sites were combinatorially inserted into the intergenic regions of 2- and 3-protein operons to improve amorphadiene biosynthesis.