Changes in the Enzymes for Fatty Acid Synthesis and Desaturation during Acclimation of Developing Soybean Seeds to Altered Growth Temperature.

@article{Cheesbrough1989ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the Enzymes for Fatty Acid Synthesis and Desaturation during Acclimation of Developing Soybean Seeds to Altered Growth Temperature.},
  author={T M Cheesbrough},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={760-4}
}
Temperature-induced changes in the enzymes for fatty acid synthesis and desaturation were studied in developing soybean seeds (Glycine max L. var Williams 82). Changes were induced by culture of the seed pods for 20 hours in liquid media at 20, 25, or 35 degrees C. Linoleoyl and oleoyl desaturases were 94 and 10 times as active, respectively, in seeds cultured at 20 degrees C as those cultured at 25 degrees C. Both desaturases had negligible activity in seeds cultured at 35 degrees C compared… CONTINUE READING