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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2013-01-16 19:37 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2018-03-15 19:19 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2018-03-15 19:19 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
delta-15 desaturase gene
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Neurospora crassa - NEUCS
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
delta-15 desaturase
Biological function
Desaturases catalyze the introduction of double bonds between the carboxylic end of a molecule and a preexisting double bond to introduce further unsaturation into existing polyunsaturated fatty acids or make polyunsaturated fatty acids de novo in mammals deprived of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

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