Polyunsaturated membranes are required for photosynthetic competence in a mutant of Arabidopsis.

@article{McConn1998PolyunsaturatedMA,
  title={Polyunsaturated membranes are required for photosynthetic competence in a mutant of Arabidopsis.},
  author={Michele McConn and John Browse},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={521-30}
}
High levels of polyunsaturation are characteristic of all the membranes of plant and animal cells. For example, the chloroplasts of leaf cells contain about 75-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids. For the extra-chloroplast membranes in leaf cells and the membranes of non-photosynthetic tissues, values of 60-65% are typical. We report here the production of Arabidopsis double mutants that contain negligible levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The mutants were not capable of autotrophic growth and… CONTINUE READING

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