CUT1, an Arabidopsis gene required for cuticular wax biosynthesis and pollen fertility, encodes a very-long-chain fatty acid condensing enzyme.

@article{Millar1999CUT1AA,
  title={CUT1, an Arabidopsis gene required for cuticular wax biosynthesis and pollen fertility, encodes a very-long-chain fatty acid condensing enzyme.},
  author={Anthony A Millar and Stephan Clemens and Sabine Zachgo and E. Michael Giblin and David McD Taylor and Ljerka Kunst},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={825-38}
}
Land plants secrete a layer of wax onto their aerial surfaces that is essential for survival in a terrestrial environment. This wax is composed of long-chain, aliphatic hydrocarbons derived from very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs). Using the Arabidopsis expressed sequence tag database, we have identified a gene, designated CUT1, that encodes a VLCFA… CONTINUE READING