Functional characterization of β-ketoacyl-CoA synthase genes from Brassica napus L.

  title={Functional characterization of β-ketoacyl-CoA synthase genes from Brassica napus L.},
  author={Jixiang Han and Wilfried L{\"u}hs and Karin Sonntag and Ulrich Zaehringer and Dorothea S. Borchardt and Frank P. Wolter and Ernst Heinz and Margrit Frentzen},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
Seed-specifically expressed β-ketoacyl-CoA synthase genes of Brassica napus (Bn-FAE1.1 genes) were cloned from two cultivars, namely Askari, a high-erucic-acid type, and Drakkar, a low-erucic-acid type. The genes from the two cultivars were found to be nearly identical. They encode proteins of 507 amino acids, the sequences of which differ only at position 282. The Bn-FAE1.1 gene of Askari, unlike that of Drakkar, was functionally expressed in yeast cells suggesting that the single amino acid… CONTINUE READING
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