Gibberellin Production: Genetic Control in the Fungus Gibberelia fujikuroi

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Science  16 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3742, pp. 1397-1398
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3742.1397


The fungus Gibberella fujikuroi (Saw.) Wr. can be used in genetic studies of the production of gibberellins. A gene has been identified which controls a step in the biosynthetic pathway of gibberellin production. Apparently this step is early in the pathway for it affects the accumulation of all of the gibberellins produced by the fungus.