CHILLING SENSITIVITY IN PLANTS AND CYANOBACTERIA: The Crucial Contribution of Membrane Lipids.

@article{Nishida1996CHILLINGSI,
  title={CHILLING SENSITIVITY IN PLANTS AND CYANOBACTERIA: The Crucial Contribution of Membrane Lipids.},
  author={Ikuo Nishida and Norio Murata},
  journal={Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={47},
  pages={
          541-568
        }
}
  • I. Nishida, N. Murata
  • Published 1 June 1996
  • Biology
  • Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology
The contribution of membrane lipids, particularly the level of unsaturation of fatty acids, to chilling sensitivity of plants has been intensively discussed for many years. We have demonstrated that the chilling sensitivity can be manipulated by modulating levels of unsaturation of fatty acids of membrane lipids by the action of acyl-lipid desaturases and glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase. This review covers recent studies on genetic manipulation of these enzymes in transgenic tobacco and… 

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