Characterization of Nicotiana tabacum plants expressing hybrid genes of cyanobacterial Δ9 or Δ12 acyl-lipid desaturases and thermostable lichenase

We established transgenic lines of Nicotiana tabacum expressing hybrid genes of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 Δ12 (desA) acyllipid desaturase and Synechococcus vulcanus Δ9 (desC) acyllipid desaturase with or without sequence coding for transit peptide of Rubisco small subunit of Arabidopsis thaliana under control of a constitutive promoter. Reliable increase… (More)