Natural variation for seed oil composition in Arabidopsis thaliana.

  title={Natural variation for seed oil composition in Arabidopsis thaliana.},
  author={Carmel M O'Neill and Samantha J. Gill and Douglas Hobbs and Colin Morgan and Ian Bancroft},
  volume={64 6},
The biochemical pathways involved in the biosynthesis and accumulation of storage lipids in seeds have been extensively studied. However, the regulatory mechanisms of those pathways, their environmental interactions and the ecological implications of variation are poorly understood. We have initiated a new approach: the analysis of natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Three hundred and sixty accessions were surveyed for content of oil, very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) and… CONTINUE READING