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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
115349
Status
Published
Date of creation
2020-01-08 21:08 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2020-01-08 21:09 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-01-08 21:09 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
delta-6-desaturase
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
Δ6-desaturase
FADS2
Abbreviation
D6D
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
No
Donor organism
Donor organism
Ostreococcus tauri - Green algae
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Biological function
Δ6-Desaturases introduce Δ6 double bonds, converting linoleic acid (C18:2,Δ9,12) into γ-linolenic acid (C18:3,Δ6,9,12) and/or α-linolenic acid (C18:3,Δ9,12,15) to stearidonic acid (C18:4,Δ6,9,12,15).
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

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