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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
115286
Status
Published
Date of creation
2019-12-03 15:19 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2020-07-15 18:56 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-07-15 18:56 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
delta-5 desaturase
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
Fatty acyl desaturase 5
FAD5
Abbreviation
Δ5D
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
No
Donor organism
Donor organism
Thraustochytrium sp. - Thraustochytrids
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Biological function
Delta-5 desaturase converts dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (20:3) to arachidonic acid (20:4), by removing two hydrogen atoms and creating a double bond at the fifth carbon-carbon bond from the carboxylic acid end in fatty acids.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

Records referencing this document (3)
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Country's Decision or any other Communication1 record
Modified Organism1 record
Risk Assessment1 record