Improve freezing tolerance in transgenic poplar by overexpressing a ω-3 fatty acid desaturase gene

@article{Zhou2009ImproveFT,
  title={Improve freezing tolerance in transgenic poplar by overexpressing a ω-3 fatty acid desaturase gene},
  author={Zhiliang Zhou and M Wang and J.-J. Hu and M.-Z. Lu and Jing Wang},
  journal={Molecular Breeding},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={571-579}
}
Polyunsaturated fatty acids are a major component of glycerolipids in plant cellular membranes, and play important role in the maintenance of its fluidity. In this study, we isolated a novel ω-3 fatty acid desaturase gene (PtFAD3) from Populus tomentosa Carr. and transformed it into hybrid poplar (Populus alba × P. glandulossa) K84 lines by overexpression… CONTINUE READING