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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2019-07-12 19:02 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2019-07-12 19:15 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2019-07-12 19:15 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
ω-6 desaturase
Fatty acid desaturase
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Glycine max - Soybean, Soya bean, Soya, SOYBN
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Biological function
Omega-6 fatty acid desaturase is involved in the biosynthesis of linoleic (18:2) and linolenic (18:3) acids. It catalyzes the formation of a second double bond in the hydrocarbon chain of the monounsaturated fatty acid oleic (18:1) acid to produce the polyunsaturated fatty acid linoeic (18:2) acid.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
Additional Information
Additional Information
In Glycine max, FAD2-1 is localized to the endoplasmic reticulum (microsome) and is seed-specific.

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