Functional complementation of a periila ω3 fatty acid desaturase under the seed-specific SeFAD2 promoter

@article{Kim2008FunctionalCO,
  title={Functional complementation of a periila ω3 fatty acid desaturase under the seed-specific SeFAD2 promoter},
  author={Mi Jung Kim and Young Sam Go and Sung Ju Ahn and Chung-Han Chung and Mi Chung Suh},
  journal={Journal of Plant Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={51},
  pages={174-179}
}
Functional characterization of the fatty acid desaturase genes and seed-specific promoters is prerequisite for altering the unsaturated fatty acid content of oilseeds by genetic manipulation. The ω-6 fatty acid desaturase (FAD2) and ω-3 fatty acid desaturase (FAD3) catalyze extra-plastidial desaturation of oleic acid to linoleic acid and linoleic acid to linolenic acid, respectively. These are major constituents in seed storage oils. Here, we report the complementation of a perilla linoleic… CONTINUE READING

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