Enrichment of carotenoids in flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) by metabolic engineering with introduction of bacterial phytoene synthase gene crtB.

@article{Fujisawa2008EnrichmentOC,
  title={Enrichment of carotenoids in flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) by metabolic engineering with introduction of bacterial phytoene synthase gene crtB.},
  author={Masaki Fujisawa and Mio Watanabe and Song-Kang Choi and Maki Teramoto and Kanji Ohyama and Norihiko Misawa},
  journal={Journal of bioscience and bioengineering},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={
          636-41
        }
}
Linseed flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) is an industrially important oil crop, which includes large amounts of alpha-linolenic acid (18:3) and lignan in its seed oil. We report here the metabolic engineering of flax plants to increase carotenoid amount in seeds. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of flax was performed to express the phytoene synthase gene (crtB) derived from the soil bacterium Pantoea ananatis (formerly called Erwinia uredovora 20D3) under the control of the cauliflower mosaic… CONTINUE READING
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