Characterization of Both Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Biosynthetic Pathways in Schizochytrium sp.

Abstract

Schizochytrium produces long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) via a PUFA synthase. Targeted mutagenesis of one gene of this synthase was conducted to confirm PUFA synthase function and determine its metabolic necessity. The resulting mutants were auxotrophic and required supplementation with PUFAs. In vivo labeling experiments with radioactive… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11745-009-3311-9

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