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A. J. Jackson, Hershey, D. M., Chesnut, T., Xu, M., and Peters, R. J., Biochemical characterization of the castor bean ent-kaurene synthase(-like) family supports quantum chemical view of diterpene cyclization, Phytochemistry, vol. 103, pp. 13-21, 2014.
F. M. Mann, Prisic, S., Hu, H., Xu, M., Coates, R. M., and Peters, R. J., Characterization and Inhibition of a Class II Diterpene Cyclase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis IMPLICATIONS FOR TUBERCULOSIS, Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 284, no. 35, pp. 23574-23579, 2009.
M. Xu, Hillwig, M. L., Lane, A. L., Tiernan, M. S., Moore, B. S., and Peters, R. J., Characterization of an Orphan Diterpenoid Biosynthetic Operon from Salinispora arenicola, Journal of natural products, vol. 77, no. 9, pp. 2144-2147, 2014.
M. L. Hillwig, Xu, M., Toyomasu, T., Tiernan, M. S., Wei, G., Cui, G., Huang, L., and Peters, R. J., Domain loss has independently occurred multiple times in plant terpene synthase evolution, The Plant Journal, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 1051-1060, 2011.
F. M. Mann, Xu, M., Chen, X., D Fulton, B., Russell, D. G., and Peters, R. J., Edaxadiene: a new bioactive diterpene from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 131, no. 48, pp. 17526-17527, 2009.
L. Zu, Xu, M., Lodewyk, M. W., Cane, D. E., Peters, R. J., and Tantillo, D. J., Effect of isotopically sensitive branching on product distribution for pentalenene synthase: support for a mechanism predicted by quantum chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 134, no. 28, pp. 11369-11371, 2012.
M. Xu, P Wilderman, R., and Peters, R. J., Following evolution's lead to a single residue switch for diterpene synthase product outcome, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 104, no. 18, pp. 7397-7401, 2007.
F. M. Mann, Xu, M., Davenport, E. K., and Peters, R. J., Functional characterization and evolution of the isotuberculosinol operon in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and related Mycobacteria, Frontiers in microbiology, vol. 3, 2012.
M. Xu, P Wilderman, R., Morrone, D., Xu, J., Roy, A., Margis-Pinheiro, M., Upadhyaya, N. M., Coates, R. M., and Peters, R. J., Functional characterization of the rice kaurene synthase-like gene family, Phytochemistry, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 312-326, 2007.
K. Zhou, Xu, M., Tiernan, M., Xie, Q., Toyomasu, T., Sugawara, C., Oku, M., Usui, M., Mitsuhashi, W., and Chono, M., Functional characterization of wheat ent-kaurene(-like) synthases indicates continuing evolution of labdane-related diterpenoid metabolism in the cereals, Phytochemistry, vol. 84, pp. 47-55, 2012.
M. Xu, Hillwig, M. L., Prisic, S., Coates, R. M., and Peters, R. J., Functional identification of rice syn‐copalyl diphosphate synthase and its role in initiating biosynthesis of diterpenoid phytoalexin/allelopathic natural products, The Plant Journal, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 309-318, 2004.
M. Xu, Galhano, R., Wiemann, P., Bueno, E., Tiernan, M., Wu, W., Chung, I. ‐M., Gershenzon, J., Tudzynski, B., and Sesma, A., Genetic evidence for natural product‐mediated plant–plant allelopathy in rice (Oryza sativa), New Phytologist, vol. 193, no. 3, pp. 570-575, 2012.
R. P Wilderman, Xu, M., Jin, Y., Coates, R. M., and Peters, R. J., Identification of syn-pimara-7,15-diene synthase reveals functional clustering of terpene synthases involved in rice phytoalexin/allelochemical biosynthesis, Plant physiology, vol. 135, no. 4, pp. 2098-2105, 2004.
D. Morrone, Xu, M., D Fulton, B., Determan, M. K., and Peters, R. J., Increasing complexity of a diterpene synthase reaction with a single residue switch, Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 130, no. 16, pp. 5400-5401, 2008.
D. Morrone, Lowry, L., Determan, M. K., Hershey, D. M., Xu, M., and Peters, R. J., Increasing diterpene yield with a modular metabolic engineering system in E. coli: comparison of MEV and MEP isoprenoid precursor pathway engineering, Applied microbiology and biotechnology, vol. 85, no. 6, pp. 1893-1906, 2010.
S. Prisic, Xu, M., P Wilderman, R., and Peters, R. J., Rice contains two disparate ent-copalyl diphosphate synthases with distinct metabolic functions, Plant physiology, vol. 136, no. 4, pp. 4228-4236, 2004.
D. Morrone, Jin, Y., Xu, M., Choi, S. - Y., Coates, R. M., and Peters, R. J., An unexpected diterpene cyclase from rice: functional identification of a stemodene synthase, Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, vol. 448, no. 1, pp. 133-140, 2006.