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The alteration of the degree of unsaturated fatty acids in membrane lipids has been shown to be a key mechanism in the tolerance to temperature stress of living organisms. The step that most(More)
Claviceps purpurea, the fungal pathogen that causes the cereal disease ergot, produces glycerides that contain high levels of ricinoleic acid [(R)-12-hydroxyoctadec-cis-9-enoic acid] in its(More)
To characterize the fatty acid desaturase produced by the fat-1 gene from the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the functional expression of this enzyme was effected in the yeast Saccharomyces(More)