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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2016-09-26 07:56 UTC (g.mozgova@yandex.ru)
Date of publication
2016-09-26 19:43 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Acyl-lipid ∆12-desaturase coding sequence
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Synechocystis sp. - Cyanobacteria, SYNYX
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Acyl-lipid ∆12-desaturase
Biological function
Acyl-lipid desaturases introduce double bonds into fatty acid moieties that have been esterified to glycerolipids, which are located in the endoplasmic reticulum, the chloroplast membrane in plant cells and the thylakoid membrane in cyanobacterial cells. This type desaturase is the most efficient regulator of the unsaturation level of membrane lipids in response to temperature change

In transgenic plants acyl-lipid ∆12-desaturase expression increases their tolerance to prolonged exposure of low positive temperatures and ensures resistance to fungal pathogens and wounding.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
Additional Information

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