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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2018-03-13 00:06 UTC (gillian.colebatch@health.gov.au)
Date of last update
2021-05-17 15:29 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2021-05-17 15:29 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
delta 6-desaturase gene
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Micromonas pusilla - Picoplanktonic green alga, MICPS
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
delta 6-desaturase
Biological function
Delta 6 desaturase (FADS6), a membrane-bound desaturase which converts linoleic acid to γ-linolenic acid or α-linolenic acid to stearidonic acid by introducing a double bond between carbons 6 and 7 from the carboxyl end of the substrate.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

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