This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically those carbon-oxygen lyases acting on phosphates. The systematic name of this enzyme class is geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (myrcene-forming). This enzyme participates in monoterpenoid biosynthesis.
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