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Contact: John C. D'Auria
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Immunolabeling of MecgoR, the Enzyme Catalyzing the Penultimate Step of Cocaine Biosynthesis

Caption: This image shows immunolabeling (green areas) of MecgoR, the enzyme catalyzing the penultimate step of cocaine biosynthesis. The picture shows the strong accumulation of the enzyme in a cross section of a very young E. coca leaf, which is still curled around the growing stem tip. Bar: 0,1 mm.

Credit: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology/ D'Auria, Jirschitzka

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