Acyl-lipid ∆12-desaturase coding sequence | BCH-GENE-SCBD-110931 | Genetic element | Biosafety Clearing-House

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last updated: 26 Sep 2016
General information
Acyl-lipid ∆12-desaturase coding sequence
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CS-desA-SYNYX
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Protein coding sequence
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Donor organism
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Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Acyl-lipid ∆12-desaturase
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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.
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