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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
115643
Status
Published
Date of creation
2020-07-15 16:37 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-07-15 16:37 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Omega-3 desaturase
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
ω3 desaturase
OPIN17
ω3D
Abbreviation
O3D
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
No
Donor organism
Donor organism
Phytophthora infestans - Phytophthora blight
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Biological function
Omega-3 desaturase catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid (20:4) to eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5) by creating a double bond at the third position from the methyl end of arachidonic acid. Research has indicated that this enzyme converts 31% of arachidonic acid to eicosapentaenoic acid and has greater activity on C20 and C22 fatty acid substrates than on C18 substrates.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

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