Genetic and transgenic perturbations of carbon reserve production in Arabidopsis seeds reveal metabolic interactions of biochemical pathways

@article{Lin2006GeneticAT,
  title={Genetic and transgenic perturbations of carbon reserve production in Arabidopsis seeds reveal metabolic interactions of biochemical pathways},
  author={Yun Lian Lin and Alexander V Ulanov and Vera V. Lozovaya and Jack M. Widholm and Guirong Zhang and Jinhua Guo and H. M. Goodman},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2006},
  volume={225},
  pages={153-164}
}
The biosynthesis of seed oil and starch both depend on the supply of carbon from the maternal plant. The biochemical interactions between these two pathways are not fully understood. In the Arabidopsis mutant shrunken seed 1 (sse1)/pex16, a reduced rate of fatty acid synthesis leads to starch accumulation. To further understand the metabolic impact of the decrease in oil synthesis, we compared soluble metabolites in sse1 and wild type (WT) seeds. Sugars, sugar phosphates, alcohols, pyruvate… CONTINUE READING