Ruijiao Zhang

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A new full-length cDNA (PsD6) putatively encoding a ∆6-desaturase was cloned from the eicosapentaenoic acid-producing fungus Pythium splendens RBB-5. PsD6 contained an open reading frame of 1380 bp encoding a protein of 459 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence showed high similarity to those of other ∆6-desaturases. A recombinant vector expressing(More)
BACKGROUND The Pythium splendens is a potentially useful organism for the synthesis of large amounts of eicosapentaenoic acid. Peak biomass and lipid accumulation do not occur at the same time and growth temperature has an effect on the fatty acid composition. Little is known about the pathway or the genes involved in growth, lipid synthesis or temperature(More)
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